Friday, 21 May 2010

CCSVI - Behind the headlines

Feature in the MS Trust Open Door publication for May 2010:
What's the idea?
Chronic cerebro-spinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) is a theory proposed by Professor Paolo Zamboni, a vascular surgeon at the University of Ferrara in Italy. He suggests that an abnormal narrowing in veins taking blood from the brain causes a build up of iron which crosses the blood-brain barrier damaging cells in the central nervous system. Read the full article