Here is a link to a new article about using angioplasy instead of endarterectomy to place stents in patients with carotid artery disease. http://missoulian.com/lifestyles/health ... 963f4.html
How come they can go "Off Market" and do angeoplasties on these individuals?
Because they are doing the procedures under a research trial
, CREST (Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy vs Stent Trial)
What I would LOVE to see is these same researchers
who are using angioplasy to open the arteries comming out of the heart and going into the brain
(carotid arteries) in this trial, go the full circle and look at the veins that drain the blood out of the brain
and look for severe stenosis in jugular veins or severe stenosis in the azygos veins.
Then we might have something!!!
But that is not the basis of this Trial, this trial is just about surgery vs angioplasy to heart patients, so sad for us..................