Luvsadonut wrote:sorry if this is taking the thread a different direction, if so let me know and Ill start another, if not...I was scanned in Sept in Edinburgh and it seems I have problems with my valves. The way understand it is that, I may for eg, have a cyst like growth on my valve which is stopping it open and close correctly so what I dont understand is how ballooning the valve will help? If the valve is malformed wont it stay malformed after the ballooning? Also, does anybody have any idea of the turnaround time from scanning to procedure?
For want of a better description they "rupture" or "burst" the valve open until it's pressed flat against the sides of the vein wall.
That, hopefully, is the end of it and it stays where it's been put and is eventually incorporated into the vein wall in a permanantly open position.
Emma had a malformed jugular (the entire vein was much narromer than it should have been) and they had to be careful not to overtreat and possible damage the vein itself.
Emma was scanned 12th July and the procedure took place 27th December. However we were right at the beginning and procedures didn't start until October so that's not entirely representative.
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