Billmeik wrote:Im just trying to convince myself to get the valve otomy. In poland last year they found bad stenosis at the valve on one side.After ballooning twice it closed back up on the table,so they asked to put in a stent across the valve. This would effectively make the valve destroyed too. I said no.
Now I want to follow Bill Code's advice and go see arata.
what i would like is a stent with a mechanical valve. Dunno,it just seems like those valves need to be there for a reason.
I might just go for it. Sounds like it works great on the ms.
Hi Billmeik, I have the same concern about losing my valves. I talked to an IR (who is not involved directly in CCSVI) and he told me that time will tell what is the impact of destroying/leaving the valves permanently open as blood can flow at a higher speed to the heart this way. He thinks valves not only prevent reflux but also slow down the strong blood flow to the heart as gravity could be strong here.
If you go to Arata, he will open up the valves as far as I know.