val57gal wrote:Hello! Katie41 and I have both posted several times about having surgery with Dr. Arata. He has been expensive--not so much him, but the hospitals he works at. One reason is the use of IVUS, which is cutting edge but costly.
val57gal wrote:Their center won’t have IVUS to start with, but they’re looking into it. Unfortunately, it’s very expensive.
Endovasc wrote:I challenge any physician in the world to show me a single case of CCSVI caused by iliac or renal veins.
As physicians we need to educate each other and clean our own house. Renal and iliac venograms and especially angioplasty on CCSVI patients needs to stop and stop now. Our collective credibility is at stake.
Endovasc wrote: To our knowledge there no published data has shown a benefit to usage of anti-platelet agents in CCSVI, venous stents or reduction of venous clotting. At least one published study suggested increased bleeding risk with use of aspirin in venous thrombosis prevention.
eric593 wrote:Could you please point me to the published data that demonstrates that destroying valves is 1) safe, and 2) efficacious and has some sustained, demonstrable, tangible and measurable health benefit beyond improved blood flow to your patients? Can you direct me to the published data that shows that improved blood flow in patients translates into neurological benefit and that your methods of achieving it are safe? Thank you.
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