Alternative to stents to be used to prevent restenosis in MS patients
The Clinics of the Heart Los Cabos headed by Dr. Rafael Moguel, one of Mexico’s leading Interventional Cardiologists and one of the worlds most experienced and successful CCSVI treatment centers has to date treated more than 350 Multiple Sclerosis patients by performing the ballooning angioplasty procedure known as the “liberation” or restoration of blood flow from the brain.
Dr. Moguel announced that he will begin to use this new device as an alternative to stent placement, this type of balloon, one that is currently being used on coronary patients with restenosis risk. The balloon carries a drug that is used to prevent organ transplant rejection and deposits it in the walls of peripheral blood vessels which is the case of the jugulars.
From CCSVI locator, "one of the CCSVI docs" responded:
We stopped using them years ago for coronary patients, because of the lack of consistency in the deliverance of the drug, in the coronary cases it used to be Paclitaxel and Sirolimus, drugs that are Anti-Proliferative against smooth muscle cells. A fad that came and went.
http://ccsvi-ms.ning.com/profiles/blogs ... ents-to-be
If this is effective against proliferation of smooth muscle cells, that would be intimal hyperplasia, which is last on the list of our concerns when it comes to restenosis. (Elastic recoil and clotting are the more common types of restenosis after CCSVI treatment.)
I don't think this is the right direction.