adamt wrote:in patients who had balloon angioplasty?
was curious as he seems to be one of the few experts in CCSVI and wondered if his re-setenosis rate was lower than the average?
Those who were fortunate to be treated by Dr S did you see dramatic improvements in mobility?
have you re-stenosed?
What veins did he check / balloon?
I think it is too early to get restenoses rate frm dr S as he has been using ivus for not a long time. At least some of us already asked him, but no answer yet.
i would even be more curious about scarring and collapse of the veins as they are hard to fix if they happen. You probably know that these were some of the main issues with large balloon before.
i can only say that i have had three phases in my treatments
1. the early phase from dec 2009 until May 2010. underdilation, missed subtle stenoses, poor understanding of IVUS. Mostly short term improvements. Since I was shut down in May, many patients moved on to other treatments or approaches.
3. November 2010 until February 2011. very large balloons, very high pressures, prolonged inflations, ala Sinan, aggressive treatment of hypoplasia. About 6 thromboses due to oversizing balloons or treating hypoplasia. some dramatic improvements, some recurrences
3. february 2011 until present. Refined balloon selections based upon IVUS, finesse in placing balloons eccentrically to keep most of balloon in largest area of normal looking vein and to place a "shoulder of balloon" near the focus of stenosis, with short inflations of 5-10 seconds. Seemingly better short term outcomes, but too soon to tell speak about restenosis. No recent thromboses.