At one point, CCSVI (Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency) was everywhere as an explanation (and treatment) for MS. I can’t say that I’m particularly surprised that it has now been debunked, by the doctor who coined the term in the first place and was one of the most enthusiastic practitioners of venous angioplasty as a treatment: Disappointing Results from CCSVI Treatment Trial—MS Research Australia.
Mitch Sturgeon of Enjoying the Ride ruminates on the news in The End of CCSVI.
Digging through my old records I sadly found that treatment implausible. Especially iron build up in premenopausal women MS’s main target.
I was pleased to see someone looking another direction than immune suppression. We need more people like that.