For the CCSVI treatment or liberation we have set up in our centers a specific path with highly qualified physicians (neurologists, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, interventional radiologists , sonographers and many others).
– The method applied is the Zamboni method for all patients ( J Vasc Surg . 2009 Dec ; 50 (6) :1348-58 . e1 -3 .)
– We perform exclusively the LIBERATION treatment following pre surgery evaluation with the anesthesiologist.
In order to achieve better visualization of the venous anomalies echo color Doppler US is obtained after each balloon dilatation. In fact, this innovation introduced by Team Brain Flow has allowed us to achieve progressively better technical and clinical results. It is our opinion that it is essential to evaluate the vessel to be treated during angioplasty both with phlebography and echo-color Doppler obtained at the same time.
Angioplasty has been performed on patients with MS, ALS, polymyalgia, intractable headache or meniere syndrome that were found positive for CCSVI in qualified and certified centers, according to the Zamboni criteria.
At discharge, each patient will be given a copy of the procedure (CD Rom) which can be easily visualized with Internet Explorer 6 or newer versions.
Finally, diagnostic examinations post- angioplasty will be performed in our centers or, alternatively, in certified centers affiliated with our institutions.
Any restenosis will be treated , if possible, with a waiting times of less than 3-4 weeks.