You say that you didn't show any reflux but what about the other 4 of the 5 indicators of CCSVI?
You are going home. Is that it for you?
did you know that he only did one vein per visit?
The negative results must be disappointing. That possibility is one reason I've decided to go straight for the "gold-standard" catheter venogram, if Siskin, Sclafani (or whoever) will permit that. I realize that, if I go to the expense and trouble of a Doppler ultrasound and/or MRV, and they are negative, I wouldn't believe the results, because of the existence of so many false negatives, and the prevalence of CCSVI in MS patients.
I thought for out-of-towners, Dr. Mehta was doing one jugular one day and the next the next day? For people who live close, he is doing them two weeks separate.
with it being negative for reflux, did Dr. Mehta still give the option of getting a catheter venogram?
elyse_peace wrote:I'm also nervous about the procedure being done based only on ultrasound. Dr. Sclafani sure sounds like he knows what he's talking about when he says that a venogram is the gold standard.
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