The truth of the matter is, we really don't know. Dr. Zamboni had a 47% reoccurance of stenosis in the same place in the jugular vein in his patients at 2 years....but they were treated with a balloon procedure and no stent. He had only a 14% rate of restenosis in the azygos veins.
Dr. Dake is treating most patients with stents, and most of the folks he's seen have only jugular stenosis. The rational is that the stent keeps the vein open and flowing. Dr. Dake has one patient out of 40 who has developed new stenosis in new areas after stenting, and he is still trying to figure out why. So far, no restenosis in the other stent patients, but we're only 3-4 months out. I do know that if my husband has an MS flare or exacerbation, we would take him back to Dr. Dake to check his stents. All relapses in Dr. Zamboni's patients occurred after restenosis.
This is all new...I really like your sense of humor and your Mississippi analogy...I'd say your anti-depressants are working just fine
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
dual stents placed 5/09
CCSVI in MS