In research released in November 2009, Zamboni linked MS to a condition he called chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI), a blockage in the veins draining blood from the brain. Zamboni theorized CCSVI could increase iron deposits in the brain, triggering the autoimmune response that occurs in MS. In a pilot study, “liberation” of blood flow in blocked veins reportedly reduced MS symptoms in patients.
Improvement in his vision has remained, though he thinks it's not quite as clear. He can feel parts of his right leg he hasn't felt in a year and his usually cold feet seem a little warmer. “It's more improvement than I've seen in 21/2 years.”
McGowan is optimistic...
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