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MS sufferers to get vein procedure

25th August 2011

People with multiple sclerosis will soon be helped by a new procedure called percutaneous venoplasty, which uses an inflatable stent to widen neck veins which carry blood starved of oxygen.

However, as the procedure has not yet been thoroughly tested, the procedure will remain under the auspices of research labs until its efficiency and safety has been assured in clinical trials. Experts believe that there is a link between narrowed veins (CCSVI: chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency) and the progression of multiple sclerosis.

 

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LYNNE HEAL

Friday 26th August 2011 @ 10:02

soon should now .Its clear to see as theres 20,000 worldwide who have had this all doing really well with a much better quality of life


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