i havent noticed a pattern as there have not been many patientsEJC wrote:Dr S have you seen any (many) patients treated by Donal Reid in Scotland for a second procedure?
Emma had treatment there in Dec 2010 and was one of the early patients, pre IVUS. Donald openly expalined at the time he errd on the side of caution as it was early days. She responded very well to having her valves opened (ballooned) in both ijv's along with her azygos balooned, before the changes regressed over a period of months.
There's always a case for re treatment, but before that's even considered, if you've seen any of his patients, had you noticed a particular pattern emerging?
i agree that it was better to err on side of safety. up to a point. One must eventually try to improve on results that have been reported.