NICE has been notified about this procedure and will consider it as part of the Institute’s work programme.
The Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee (IPAC) will consider this procedure and NICE will issue an Interventional Procedures Consultation Document about its safety and efficacy for 4 weeks public consultation. IPAC will then review the consultation document in the light of comments received and produce a Final Interventional Procedures Document, which will be considered by NICE before guidance is issued to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
If you wish to be alerted to developments regarding this procedure, including the release of the consultation document, please express your interest at the top of the page.
It is possible that there is a link between blocked veins in the neck and progression of multiple sclerosis. This procedure aims to open blocked veins by inflating a small balloon in the vein, allowing for better blood flow.
Specialist advice sought from:
Association of British Neurologists (ABN)
British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR)
British Society of Neuroradiology (BSNR)
Date notified to NICE:04 June 2010
Provisional consultation date:Summer 2011
Provisional publication date:Autumn 2011
Contact NICE about this firstname.lastname@example.org
(for procedure specific enquiries or comments) Nicola Sloan
Interventional Procedures Programme
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
71 High Holborn
This page was last updated: 15 April 2011