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Dear patients,

If you have MS (multiple sclerosis) or know someone who does, you may want to read the following information and watch the
attached video clip.

“Chronic cerebro-spinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) is a term used to describe compromised flow of blood in the veins draining the central nervous system (i.e. brain and spinal cord). CCSVI has been hypothesized to play a role in the cause of multiple sclerosis (MS). This hypothesis was first put forth by Dr. Paolo Zamboni in 2008. An endovascular intervention for the syndrome has been attempted; however, further research is required to determine if the benefits outweigh the risks of the procedure.

The hypothesis and procedure has generated optimism among people with MS but received skepticism from the majority of the medical community as the procedure may lead to serious complications while its benefits have not been proven. In addition, concern has been raised with Zamboni’s research as it was neither blinded nor controlled and further studies in 2010 and 2011 had variable results. This has raised serious objections to the hypothesis of CCSVI originating multiple sclerosis. Additional research efforts investigating the CCSVI hypothesis are underway.” (Source: Wikipedia)

The following video is on Dr. Zamboni’s findings:

Dr. Sharif