Interesting stuff, as always!
Did Dr Sclafani treat you or do you mean you’ve been ‘learning’ from TIMS? Do you know if ballooning valves is common practice in other types of stenosis/valve problems?
I’m 50/50 about getting treatment, my desperation changes daily, with my symptoms! My mum had a major varicose vein removed in her early 30s. Wish I could have mine removed in a simple procedure!
Hi, Dr. S. and I have been talking, and he saw my clinical trial dealing with CCSVI, so we got to know each other a bit. Ballooning vs cutting is in constant debate right now — I’ll know more after the ISNVD conference in Feb. and will tell you all the latest thoughts. Remember, that’s what they are not. Thoughts. Nothing is in stone yet! I was OK with having my ballooned. ANYONE having CCSVI treatment, should likely be on strict mast cell protocol before, during and after angioplasty though. Just my own thinking there… 🙂 Diana