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Chronic Cerebro-Spinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)

in relation to Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple Sclerosis refers to neurological damage: lesions or scarring in the brain and spinal cord which presents in many forms depending on anatomical location. Although the cause of MS symptoms has never been confirmed, there is ample evidence that a vascular element is not only probable but likely in view of the long history (170 years) of medical evidence presented by the doctors who first investigated Multiple Sclerosis.

The Equality Act 2010 dictates that people who are disabled (and it identifies MS as a disability) should receive the same kind and level of care as other people.

This makes Angioplasty for CCSVI 100 times safer than Angioplasty for other conditions. Additionally one so called disease modifying drug TYSABRI has also caused 20 deaths so far which is a ratio of 1 in 3400. This and other drugs have very unpleasant or dangerous side effects and do not work for everyone.

In our NHS hospitals, there are currently people suffering from Budd Chiary syndrome, May Thurner syndrome and those kidney dialysis patients whose veins have collapsed, receiving Angioplasty as you read. Yet even investigation is not allowed for Multiple Sclerosis sufferers. To add insult to injury patients are often told that this procedure is dangerous and that people have died. The truth is that the NHS finds one death in 100 acceptable for Angioplasty whereas of the 20,000 people who have been treated for CCSVI only 2 have died.

As esteemed neurologist Professor David Hubbard (son diagnosed with MS and treated for CCSVI) has acknowledged in public presentation, the last 40 years of research and intervention for Multiple Sclerosis patients has produced 'no progress at all'.

Pathology (G. Rindfleisch 1863) and early MRI (T. Putnam 1937) clearly revealed that Multiple Sclerosis lesions were without exception venocentric.

Only in the last 50 years has the management of MS symptoms become the preserve of neurologists with research also being almost exclusively focused on immunological processes. Researchers assumed that MS was an autoimmune disease. Original vascular evidence is consistent with CCSVI (Chronic Cerebro-Spinal Venous Insufficiency) problems: a perfectly healthy immune system responding to problems such as impaired circulation, high or low blood pressure, oxygen loss, iron deposition which all compromise the protective Blood Brain Barrier.