Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Update on the Link Between CCSVI and Multiple Sclerosis

Tears are coming to my eyes as a write this. I don't know if it is the softening of my mental faculties due to MS, my own fragile emotions or a combination of all of the above; but, I just came from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society website and I am happy to report that someone has heard us! SOMEONE HAS HEARD US! And now, so much hope comes with it to all the people in the world diagnosed with MS!

February 9, 2010 - UPDATE: National MS Society leaders met with Dr. Zamboni today in advance of his invited lecture at New York University’s MS Center of Excellence. In meetings and during today’s presentation, Dr. Zamboni suggested that if further evidence supports the link between MS and CCSVI, that its treatment may ultimately add to the arsenal of therapies available for MS. He emphasized the need for more research on his hypothesis, and noted that it is still not proven whether CCSVI is a cause of MS or possibly a product of MS. Dr. Zamboni also noted that people with MS should remain on their immunomodulatory therapies as has his wife after her endovascular surgery.

The Society shares in the public urgency to expeditiously advance any lead that has the potential of stopping, repairing or preventing MS.

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