Welcome to CCSVI Alliance!
Our aim is to provide patients, caregivers, and medical professionals with a definitive resource for learning more about CCSVI - the science, the process, and the patient experience. As more research emerges, replacing mysteries with data and speculations with fact, we will be here, objective and clear. Opening veins, opening minds. Let's get started!
- Read Angelo's newest Patient Perspective about his MS and CCSVI treatment
- Visit "Other Neurological Diseases" to learn about connections between CCSVI, blood flow, and other neurological diseases
- Visit "CCSVI Treatment Aftercare" to learn how to help yourself after treatment, including questions to ask beforehand
- Purchase CCSVI Alliance t-shirts and buttons to raise awareness of CCSVI
CCSVI Alliance hosted its second annual Doctors' Roundtable Discussion on March 27, 2012 in San Francisco. The Roundtable featured many notable interventional radiologists and several leading MS neurologists. Exclusive recordings of the various presentations are featured below:
Dr. Bulent Arslan presents an overview of CCSVI, compares it to other vascular diseases, and shares some of his personal observations and experiences.
CCSVI Interdisciplinary Research
Dr. Michael Dake moderates a discussion with MS neurologists, Dr. Jack Burks and Dr. Douglas Goodin, about interdisciplinary research of CCSVI.
CCSVI Research - Past, Current, Future
Dr. Gary Siskin, a leading CCSVI researcher, presents an overview of CCSVI research to date and highlights the need for randomized, blinded trials to evaluate the effectiveness of angioplasty to treat CCSVI in MS patients.
Question & Answer with Panel
Dr. Michael Dake moderates a Q&A with interventional radiologists, MS neurologists, and the audience. Panel members include Dr. Gary Siskin, Dr. Jack Burks, Dr. Douglas Goodin, Dr. James McGuckin, and Dr. Bulent Arslan.
Find additional videos featuring Dr. Paolo Zamboni, Dr. Michael Dake, and others at the "Video Gallery". This gallery can be found under "The Basics" section and "CCSVI Multimedia," together with a selection of CCSVI photos at the "Photo Gallery."
2013 Doctors' Roundtable: Exploring CCSVI & CSF in Neurological Disease
Thank you to everyone who attended CCSVI Alliance's 3rd Annual Satellite Symposia at the Society of Interventional Radiology* to explore the connections between CCSVI and CSF in neurological disease.
Leading medical and scientific professionals discussed current key questions and concerns related to CCSVI and CSF in neurological disease. Here is the first of several, exclusive recordings from the event:
Question & Answer with Panel
Dr. Bulent Arslan moderates a Q&A session about CCSVI, its treatment and its connection to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Panel members include Dr. Meredith Englander, Dr. Salvatore Sclafani, Dr. Jerry Niedwiecki, and Dr. Scott Rosa.
Observations at the Cranio-Cervical Junction, CTE and Observations of CSF
Dr. Scott Rosa has been working as a chiropractic physician for over 25 years. During his years of observational study, he became aware of the pathological CNS damage due to disrupted cerebrospinal fluid flow and arterial/venous flow. In this presentation, Dr. Rosa refers briefly to his extensive research on the effect of acute and chronic trauma at the upper neck and lower skull, and presents his observations of the cranio-cervical junction, CTE, and the flow of cerebrospinal fluid.
Causes of Non-Response to Interventional Treatment of CCSVI
Dr. Salvatore Sclafani discusses possible causes of non-responses and early reoccurrence to interventional treatment of CCSVI. Dr. Sclafani treated his first CCSVI patient in 2009, and since then has dedicated his career to education and research about this syndrome. Dr. Sclafani is Emeritus Professor and former Chairman of Radiology at the State University of New York Downstate Medical School. He is also a founding member of the International Society of Neurovascular Disease (ISNVD).
What I Know About CCSVI
Meredith Englander, MD of the Albany Medical Center discusses what she knows about CCSVI. The Albany Medical Center has treated hundreds of patients for CCSVI. Hear Dr. Englander's observations from the last several years and why she thinks further research into CCSVI is important.
Find additional videos at the "Video Gallery".
* This event was not considered part of the SIR 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting as planned by the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting Committee.