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Focus on MS good for patients: advocates | Canada | News | Ottawa Sun
A year of attention on multiple sclerosis and a potential treatment for the degenerative disease has been good for patients, the MS Society and a patient advocate agree.
The controversial CCSVI procedure, also known as the liberation treatment, theoretically unblocks neck veins to ease symptoms.
Last year, Italian doctor Paolo Zamboni pioneered the procedure. The disease was always thought to be a neurological disorder, but Zamboni suggests some of the symptoms could be caused by blocked neck veins. The procedure inserts a stent or uses an angioplasty to unblock them.
A spokesman for the MS Society of Canada says...read more
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