jamit wrote:I think we have moved beyond all those rosy reports of instant improvements why keep pounding the obvious, we know lots of people improve with angioplasty, the first time in particular.
I should think a newbie especially one that has to pay out of pocket is interested in hearing how likely he/she will have to pay up 1-2-3-X times and if the initial improvements stick after multiple treatments and how likely it is to end up worse with multiple treatments etc. I am also interested in this information even anecdotal, but it sure would be nice if IRs actually stored this data and followed up with patients.
civickiller wrote:like ive been saying on every thread i comment on, i think people are jumping the gun on getting treated. we need to find the cause of stenosis. I believe it to be from things(bones, muscles) putting pressure on the veins to the point it collapses. getting treated is just temporarily fixing things but eventually the vein will close back up and even worse because now the vein is weaker from being stretched,so when it collapses again it will be worse like we're seeing. have we seen stenosis on different parts on a vein? why havent we seen stenosis happen at different parts of a vein that has been stented? why is it that only that small section of vein is getting stenosised ?
i think everyone should get tested but not treated then have where is showing stenosis fixed(upper cervical care, TOS, and CTOS) then if needed getting treated.
I cant be the only one thinking about this?
a short study from a doctor that would explain his thoughts on what causing stenoses, how it can be treated and what are the potential complications after operation and why they happen.
Cece wrote:a short study from a doctor that would explain his thoughts on what causing stenoses, how it can be treated and what are the potential complications after operation and why they happen.
http://bmctoday.net/evtoday/pdfs/et0710 ... lafani.pdf
griff wrote:Thanks, Cece. Itis very helpful. My understanding was that dr Sclafani has a new theory about stenoses that he has not published yet, am I right?
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