http://www.sirweb.org/news/newsPDF/ampu ... elease.pdf
Who knew they could do that.Subintimal angioplasty differs from the usual intraluminal angioplasty because subintimal angioplasty is performed in the wall of the artery to create a new nondiseased channel underneath the diseased lumen area, whereas traditional angioplasty opens the narrowed lumen.
I don't think there's any use for subintimal angioplasty in CCSVI. Traditional intraluminal angioplasty is where it's at.
I was looking into it because it was mentioned in the IR doc's blog, and it is good for longer lengths, and I thought it could useful for a hypoplastic vein, but, no. Arteries are thicker than veins and they have high flow, both of which seem necessary for this technique to work.