The FDA is warning the public to beware CCSVI Multiple Sclerosis Treatment due to the risk of severe, fatal side effects. This risky, controversial treatment involves using stents or special balloon devices to prop open narrowed blood vessels in the chest or neck. The link between CCSVI and Multiple Sclerosis has not been proven, and the use of stents and balloons is not FDA-approved for treating CCSVI. Furthermore, the FDA is warning that they have received many reports of severe injuries from this treatment, including death.
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CCSVI Multiple Sclerosis Treatment
Multiple Sclerosis is a debilitating, progressive, and degenerative disease. It occurs when the myelin(the protective covering around nerve fibers) and sometimes nerve fibers themselves gradually become significantly damaged. Nerve damage in the brain and spinal cord causes neurological and physical symptoms, and often causes disability.
No one knows exactly what causes Multiple Sclerosis. In 2009, some researchers proposed that the disease was caused by cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, or CCSVI, which involves the gradual narrowing of blood vessels in the chest and neck. The researchers claim CCSVI reduces blood drainage from the brain and spinal cord.
There is no conclusive scientific evidence to back up this claim. CCSVI has not been linked to Multiple Sclerosis.
Despite this lack of evidence, some doctors have begun performing controversial and dangerous treatments that involve implanting wire stents or balloons to prop open blood vessels that are narrow. There have never been clinical studies of this procedure, and it is unknown whether CCSVI multiple sclerosis treatment is safe or effective.
There have, however, been many reports of severe, sometimes fatal side effects of the procedure. The FDA is specifically warning people to beware: “Balloon angioplasty devices and stents have not been approved by the FDA for use in treating CCSVI.”
CCSVI Treatment Side Effects
The FDA has received numerous reports of severe side effects of the CCSVI treatment. These side effects include:
- Movement of the stent in the blood vessel
- Damage to treated veins
- Blood clots (which can cause heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, etc.)
- Cranial nerve damage
- Abdominal bleeding
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