The doctors' presentations were given on January 29, 2011, in Seattle.
Edit: The following was somehow dropped when I submitted the post
I found Dr. Arata's thoughts on "Primary CCSVI" and "Secondary CCSVI" very interesting. Regarding Secondary CCSVI, he said:
Endovascular reconstruction (i.e., vein grafting or bypass) is extremely challenging at this time and has not been demonstrated to result in successful outcomes in people treated for CCSVI. (Surgical correction and vein replacement is not recommended – if this is needed, you will need to wait for the science and techniques to advance.)
I didn't know reconstruction had been tried for CCSVI reasons. Cece, have you heard of any such procedures?
His thoughts on "Secondary CCSVI in the Azygos" have me wanting to investigate this condition in myself:
In the azygos, secondary CCSVI can manifest as a compression of the vein between the heart and spine and, in the hemiazygos, against the aorta. Dr. Arata feels stent placements in the azygos are safe. He no longer recommends stents in the jugulars except in rare circumstances.
Venous compression problems are popping up all over the body: May-Thurner syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, and now Secondary CCSVI of the Azygos.