Hi Dr. Sclafani,
Although I'm not a patient of yours, I'm hoping you can answer some questions I have.
I've had noticeable improvement after my first angioplasty.
I know it wasn't placebo because I was doing things I hadn't done in years,without thinking about it. Steady on my feet, more stamina , no leg spasms or back pain. After 3 weeks my symptoms all returned, I had 2 more procedures, my latest US showed no reflux in either IJV. I tolerate heat a little better, but my legs are so weak and painful, even my calves.
Could this be related to a prolem in my azygous or another vein never treated? Left IJV (r.IJV remained open) and azygous were treated the 3rd time, no stents. What might be my next step, maybe have other veins checked? Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated. MS dx 18yrs.