Last week the journal Neurology published the results of a major study on the link between multiple sclerosis and CCSVI. University of Buffalo researchers conducted ultrasound scans on almost 500 people. Over half of the individuals examined had MS and everyone was tested for CCSVI.
The results showed that those with severe MS had more extreme CCSVI symptoms. 89% of people with severe MS, 56% of people who had been diagnosed with MS and 38% of people with suspected MS were found to have CCSVI. Only 22% of healthy controls had CCSVI.
The lead researcher on the study, Dr. Robert Zivadinov, identified several points from the results. He confirmed CCSVI is definitely associated with MS. He also said: “We need to understand, if more progressive patients have more CCSVI, what does that mean for them, and what is the real association?”
Dr. Zamboni, who is an advocate for CCSVI, told CTV: “(CCSVI) is found in normal people… but the prevalence in MS is higher, significantly higher.” The researchers recommended that balloon venoplasty be used in a “blinded, controlled clinical trial” for further studies.
What we can take from this is that there is certainly a connection between MS and CCSVI. There is also evidence that suggests the liberation procedure significantly alleviates MS symptoms. It is important that every patient does their own research and makes the most informed decision they can.
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