This was from 2011 and is helpful to reflect on. I was at Dr Zivadinov's presentation to cardiology grand rounds at Stanford last week. The data is strong. Many neurological diseases are showing higher incidence of CCSVI (around 40-45%) over healthy controls. Drs. Cooke and Dake deserve our financial support!! Please give to the Falk Cardiovascular research center!!
As soon as he gets his IDE from the FDA he will begin his MS study. Hoping senator Harkin's bill survives in the house and becomes law soon! passed the senate with 96 votes!!. it should give FDA the authority they need to speed things up. You can help by sending a letter like this one: http://preview.tinyurl.com/73bsrnb
Dr's Dake and Zivadinov agreed that CCSVI is best thought of as a spectrum disorder, with MS being one of several "worst case senario" outcomes that are possible.
It is looking like MS is serving as the portal to CCSVI which is a huge problem leading to a long list of serious medical conditions. MS, PD, Altzheimer's, IBD, Migraine, POTS, and maybe 30 more!! MS patients can be proud of efforts by so many, but especially Joan and Marie, to push for research. Thanks also to the Annette Funicello Research Fund for honoring Dr Zivadinov on his visit to the Bay area with a brunch! he answered so many questions. BNAC has collected a treasure trove of data to be mined. DR Z also deserves support for his work at BNAC to start understanding the MStery.
Drs Dake and Zivadinov along with DR Zambonbi and Marie Rhodes are on the Annette Funiello science review board and are going to help move CCSVI research forward quickly and gain wide support!
All for one and one for all!
haven't needed a scooter since 2010 thanks to CCSVI Treatment!
I have been MSsooter but need to change my name after libration. Don't use a scooter anymore! I am LaFemmeMSketeer!