THE CCSVI FOUNDATION OF CANADA
Opening the Pathways of Life
Imagine the feeling of regaining movement in your limbs, to be able to stand, to freely move after being bound to a wheelchair for an extended period of time!
Our founder and president is one such case, his name is Steve Garvie, who has been interviewed by W5, The Nature of Things, and CBS.
Steve suffered with MS and was wheel chair bound for many years. He underwent this procedure, and was able to partake in the father/daughter dance at his daughters wedding.
Your CCSVI Foundation
We are a national, non-profit organization, committed to the treatment of patients with Chronic Cerebral Spinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
CCSVI is a diagnosis by itself. It has been found in individuals suffering with M.S., Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Autism.
The CCSVI Foundation of Canada will raise awareness and funds, while working with patients in partnership to obtain access to treatment.
We also work in partnership with international specialists in the treatment of CCSVI with proven results to ensure the best outcome for treatments.
The treatment for CCSVI is a vascular balloon angioplasty, which is a slightly invasive procedure. The procedure is performed as an outpatient treatment and the patient is awake during the procedure. This procedure has been successfully performed on both ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients.
Worldwide, there have been well over 30,000 patients treated, with few complications.
What Is CCSVI?
CCSVI is a blockage of the Jugular and or the azygos veins, which return deoxygenated blood back to the circulatory system. This blockage causes deoxygenated blood to be trapped in the brain and is sometimes flushed back into the brain, which is called reflux.
These are clear blockages that are clearly seen via Doppler or an F-MRI and recognized by vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists
BARRIE - DR. SANDY McDONALD
Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeon
is accepting 250 CCSVI patients to observe treatment for M.S.
2 Studies - A) Pre and Post treatment study (involves ultrasounds, trial on 250 patients)
B) Follow up of anyone who has received treatment - (no patient limit)
To collect more statistics regarding the procedure.
PLEASE CALL - BARRIE VASCULAR IMAGING (705) 722 - 8738 ***phone lines are busy so please be patient***
or you can email:
HELP CIRCULATE THIS PETITION SEND TO M.P. DR. KIRSTY DUNCAN TO BE READ IN PARLIAMENT REGULARLY. PLEASE FOLLOW THE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS AND ONLY USE THE PETITION PROVIDED BELOW. Petition & Instructions.
Interested in Helping? Go to "Board of Directors & Fellows" or send us an email.