Wonderful to see a radiology clinic in Montreal stepping up to the plate and offering the doppler ultrasound and MRV scans for CCSVI.
Of course with 44,000 of us having MS, it’s a national crime that hospital radiology departments aren’t offering the scans from coast to coast; it’s appalling the way a demographic with the population of Charlottetown can be left to fend for itself when it comes to getting these vital tests. We’ve paid taxes all our lives, and when we need the health care system it’s decided it won’t be there for us. Are you listening, Leona Aglukkaq?
In other news, the Ottawa Sun has picked up on the Poland story with this piece. Some good quotes in there, and I was thinking as I read it – how did it come to be that a vascular blockage like CCSVI is the business of the MS establishment to pronounce on? If the blockage was in your foot you’d have it looked at by a vascular specialist without a second thought. Surely anytime vascular constrictions are discovered anywhere in a patient’s body the policy should be to get them opened up first, as a simple matter of procedure, and then have a look at how symptoms respond.
But a blockage at the base of the brain? Well apparently that is different; the MS establishment needs to study it for years and years, while issuing alarmist warnings of the risks of routine vascular surgery. I suspect one of these days soon a vascular surgeon in Canada is going to tell the people that now feel they own the “MS franchise” to take a jump. If I were one I’d think I’d say “the hell with MS; I’m simply treating a blockage – now go away and let me do a job”