http://vaware.org/images/stories/pdfs/v ... lowres.pdf
Articles by all of the presenting doctors at the vascular conference
From Dr. Michael Dake's article:
(what we discussed after Jeff was treated---now published)
It is intriguing to observe that some of the symptoms of MS mimic symptoms observed in patients with superior vena cava syndrome. Obstruction of the superior vena cava, usually caused by a tumor or radiation, impedes venous drainage of the head and neck. Relief of the obstruction with balloon angioplasty and stent placement, if required, provides swift and dramatic resolution of the symptoms of impaired cognition and fatigue. Thus, it is not surprising that patients with CCSVI associated with MS also report rapid relief of these nonlocalizing symptoms after treatment.
The general or global symptoms of fatigue, impaired cognitive performance, and heat intolerance often experienced by MS patients appear to respond to relief of CCSVI obstructions in certain patients. The precise response rate and expected duration of any improvement in symptoms after endovascular treatments are not well established, but numerous trials are actively under development to better define the potential benefits and possible complications of interventional management of CCSVI.