What is CCSVI Stents?

Category: Procedures


Generic name: CCSVI Chronic Cerebro-Spinal Venous Insufficiency Therapy

Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency is stenosis (a narrowing) in the veins that drain the spine and brain. Stents are tubes placed in the veins to keep veins open.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with CCSVI Stents

Side effect Patients Percentage
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for CCSVI Stents

Oct 29, 2009 (Started Oct 29, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Jugular stenosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sore shoulders)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: Treated at Stanford by Dr. Dake; now beginning clinical trial early 2010. Left jugular was 95% blocked, right juggler 85% blocked, both at 100% open flow after stents. MS symptoms: Painful morning extensor spasms in calf muscles gone after 3 weeks. Night time leg contracture spasms stopped at 2 months. Now at 3 months, still have some tone/stiffness in legs, but abating. No more icy hands and feet. Urgency has lessened by 50%. Still walking with cane, but energy picking up, balance improving.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sore shoulders

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