It's saying that stents are experimental and investigatory for any uses other than the listed ones. This would mean that a stent for CCSVI would fall into the experimental/not covered category.
I agree about the part you quoted and I would define the jugulars as among the major veins...but then again it says majority and not all. We know that ballooning CCSVI obstructions has not yet been proven effective.
why do you say that. effective for what? outflow obstructions are present. we know that other conditions where jugular veins are obstructed have among their symptoms, confusion, fatigue, loss of balance, to name a few.
i would not surrender that point too quickly cece
It is obvious on examination of any of the thousands of photographs taken via fluoroscopes of the corrective effect on outflow of venous blood. This procedure is exceedingly effective for that. It is exceedingly safe, and has the same, or lower, known rate of restenosis and other post-procedure problems as any other venous catheter-balloon dilatation procedure. There is nothing magic, sacred, or sacrosanct about these veins. Veins belong neither to cardiologists, neurologists, surgeons, nor radiologists. They belong to the patient.
The positive effect of normalized outflow on the CNS and on the rest of the body
, cannot be understated, nor can the negative effect of deliberately leaving a major circulatory problem in place, on either the CNS or on the rest of the body
. It is not an experiment to repair this problem. It is medicine.