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MS Society Canada is helping to take steps to learn more of: Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) and MS

Posted Nov 24 2009 10:21pm

Keep in mind, all to do with CCVI is Hypothetical - Stuart


Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) and MS
Overview and FAQ *UPDATED* - November 2009

"As President and CEO of the MS Society, I am aware of the tremendous interest across Canada and around the world caused by the recent news coverage of the CCSVI study. Indeed I share your excitement and hope in the preliminary findings of this study. I also celebrate and respect the integrity of our research funding programs which will continue to ensure that the very best projects are selected and supported. For more detail on this process please link here."

Yves Savoie
President and chief executive officer
President, Ontario Division


Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) describes a hypothetical disruption of blood flow in which the venous system is not able to efficiently remove blood from the central nervous system resulting in increased pressure in the veins of the brain and spinal cord which in turn results in damage to these areas. Recent reports have revived the idea of an association between inadequate venous drainage and multiple sclerosis.

The MS Society of Canada is aware of recent reports on the subject of CCSVI that may open up new avenues of research including new therapies for MS. While the early data shows promise, it is important to acknowledge that the concepts surrounding CCSVI and multiple sclerosis are still relatively new and requires replication and validation in much larger, well-designed scientific studies before they can be accepted as established.

The MS Society of Canada is closely monitoring all research related to CCSVI and will post new information on

Click here to read the FAQ's( Frequently Asked Questions) on CCSVI

The above link will take you to the MS Society Canada website


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