The idea of establishing a foundation and clinic for CCSVI research came out when our loved ones were diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Despite considerable financial outlays, we have been unsuccessfully in seeking help all over the world.

There was one goal in our minds. To find a way out of the disease and improve the quality of life of our loved ones. After many years of testing dozens of conventional and alternative therapies, we became interested in CCSVI coexisting with MS.

Perhaps we have finally found a correlation that will enable to reduce most of the neurological symptoms that are characteristic of neurodegenerative diseases in a significant number of patients.

Although the majority of CCSVI procedures carried out around the world have resulted in an improvement in the neurological condition of patients, from a " scientific point of view" no one has yet proved whether CCSVI therapy really works and is effective, and if so, for which patients the benefits from the procedure justify the intervention. The correlation between venous deformations and neurological symptoms associated with MS should therefore be clearly demonstrated or excluded for the benefit of both science and patients.

This is what we do in our clinic. Each patient participates in a larger, long-term clinical trial (a protocol approved by the Bioethics Committee), which aims not only to help patients, but also to clearly define the correlation between CCSVI and the numerous neurological symptoms. The study is conducted in accordance with the standards of medical ethics, GCP (good clinical practice) and EBM (evidence-based medicine). Our hope is that after years of controversy, CCSVI procedures may become a standard in the treatment of numerous neurodegenerative diseases.

In our clinic, we do not only deal with jugular vein constriction, as it is the case in most CCSVI clinics around the world.

We diagnose variability related to the outflow of blood from the brain and spinal cord with the use of the most modern equipment and a help of top-class doctors.As the only clinic worldwide, we measure pressure gradients so that we are able to correctly diagnose flow pathologies that are invisible during standard diagnostic procedures.

In order to carry out our work at the highest world-class level, our laboratories have been equipped with 3-tesla magnetic resonance, top class angiograph, and IVUS with a pressure measuring device, to enable the most advanced diagnostics of the venous system.We also have a modern laboratory facilities in the field of biochemistry, immunology and molecular biology.

Our team includes a top class neurologists, surgeons, anaesthesiologists, neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists and specialists in biochemistry, immunology and genetics.

The whole process is supervised by a team of medical professors - specialists in surgery, radiology, interventional neuroradiology, biochemistry and immunology.

Why to choose our clinic

The program developed by our specialists, including diagnosis and therapy of venous insufficiency, is the world's most advanced Therapeutic and Research Programme dedicated to CCSVI.

We approach the issue of venous circulation as a whole, because we know that due to its complexity, a fragmentary look limited only to the jugular veins or the azygos vein system is insufficient.

We check for abnormalities in blood flow that also occur in the venous sinuses of the skull with their main sources of supply, in the superior and inferior caval vein and in the main venous outflows from the spinal canal.

We illustrate the entire vascular system of the patient using 3-tesla magnetic resonance with a very high resolution applying a specially developed protocol of Dr. Schelling, which is an extension of the protocol of Prof. Haacke.

We examine the anatomy of veins using IVUS intravascular ultrasound scanner, which allows for real-time diagnosis of vein interior.

Since we are the only clinic in the world to measure pressure gradients in veins, we can find pathologies invisible during imaging using traditional techniques.

We remove the causes of flow disorders in the veins where abnormalities have been observed, in such a way as to compensate the outflows pressure from the brain and spinal cord.

Thanks to the advanced technology that allows the combination of magnetic resonance images and angiograph, the duration of the procedure, and above all, the radiation dose for the patient, have been reduced to a minimum. However, due to the great level of complexity, the whole procedure can take up to several hours. In the majority of cases, the procedure is carried out under general anaesthesia.

The patient remains in the clinic throughout the Programme, so that we are able to monitor the patient's condition before and after the procedure.

Our team includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists, anaesthesiologists, clinical psychologists, nurses and patient caretakers.

By joining the Programme, the patient takes part in a research project that aims to investigate the correlation between chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) and the occurrence of neurodegenerative diseases, such as multiple sclerosis.

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