What is Balloon venoplasty for CCSVI?

Category: Procedures

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Generic name: CCSVI Chronic Cerebro-Spinal Venous Insufficiency Therapy

A balloon venoplasty is a procedure in which balloons are used to open the blockages in patients' jugular and azygous veins, blood vessels that drain the central nervous system.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
4
None
7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Balloon venoplasty for CCSVI

Side effect Patients
Neck pain 1
Soreness 1
Soreness in left side of neck 1
Tightness in neck 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 5
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 4
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3 patient evaluations for Balloon venoplasty for CCSVI

May 26, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (soreness)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $200+ monthly

May 7, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (soreness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Yearly
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 29, 2011 (Started Jan 25, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Worth it, better balance, thinking, endurance, talking.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 25, 2011 (Started Jan 25, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Dec 6, 2010 (Started Dec 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: This treatment has been discredited by research. I'm glad I chose to not have a stent placed in vein. As my neurologist told me, CCSVI may work or not, but a stent is forever.

  • 0 helpful marks
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