MarkW wrote:Being my usual pedantic self - these are replacements for valves in the aorta not veins so is unlikely to be useful in CCSVI syndrome. (Pharmacists are inexpert at anatomy but this is fairly basic).
MarkW wrote:Yes NHE they will be rejected as a foreign body unless some very clever genetic engineering has been done on the bovine tissue.
MarkW wrote: Finally as a pedant - has anyone needed vein values replaced in CCSVI syndrome ???
MarkW wrote:Being my usual pedantic self Finally as a pedant
I was just wondering what are the implications of the different treatment of the valves and what are the views of doctors in this aspect. In case of a narrow annulus, would they destroy the annulus while they are treating it? A vascular surgeon told me that in his opinion this can cause the remodeling of the vein. In case of a leaflets fusion, would they just open up the leaflets or would they destroy them? So, after the dilation, would the leaflets work properly just as do in a healthy person or would they be destroyed? I know that they are saying that 15% of the people have no valves, but is there no consequnce of getting rid of the valves?
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