Good news in curing Multiple Sclerosis has to do with research done by an Italian doctor. These promising ways of curing MS have to do with a connection between CCSVI in MS patients. Results obtained by Dr Zamboni’s research showed CCSVI in Multiple Sclerosis patients can be treated and provide these individuals with relief from symptoms associated with MS. In the type of study performed, a group of 65 patients underwent an operation to alleviate CCSVI and 73 percent of this group no longer had MS symptoms after 2 years.
To diagnose CCSVI, doctors use a specialized ultrasound on parts of the neck and the head, called an extracranial and transcranial Doppler sonography. This test is studied via a high resolution ultrasound image to determine if the patient in question has at least 2 of a set of 5 important criteria. The signs that vascular surgeons are looking for have to do with reduced blood flow through veins that cause either narrowing or deformity, which frequently points to CCSVI, although other causes can result in such an obstruction as well. The reason why this condition becomes chronic has to do with oxygen-depleted blood left in the central nervous system, CCSVI, or chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, makes it hard for blood in both the brain and the spine to return to the heart.
Along with this, in order to obtain an accurate diagnosis of CCSVI, a couple of factors are needed, namely the types of narrowing seen in veins, the technology, and the training used to detect these constrictions.
Treatment for the CCSVI Condition
Thanks to the CCSVI Foundation, which is a nonprofit MS patient advocacy organization, patients have ability to be tested for and treated for CCSVI, although, as of today, such treatment remains available in only few select places.
Curing Multiple Sclerosis could be possible through the two procedures performed in patients with CCSVI, yet more research is needed. The two methods used for CCSVI patients, which also show promise in curing MS, consist of either inflating a balloon inside the affected vein or veins, or of inserting stents in narrow or deformed veins. Both of these techniques are used to improve blood flow out of the brain and to the heart. Due to the fact that there isn’t a 100 percent positive connection between CCSVI and Multiple Sclerosis, this form of treatment for CCSVI in MS patients has yet to be approved. It does still exist in a few locations around the world and current research is showing a promising affirmative link between these two illnesses.