• Autonomic Dysfunction Testing in Patients Seeking CCSVI Treatment

    Authors: M Arata1, P DeGuzman2, F DeBarge-Igoe3 Enter Objectives / Purpose Statement: Patients seeking treatment for CCSVI at our clinic commonly present with symptoms of autonomic dysfunction: fatigue, interrupted sleep, cognitive impairment, bowel and/or bladder dysfunction, thermal intolerance. Recent analysis by Zohara Sternberg has drawn a parallel between autonomic dysfunction and CCSVI. Heart Rate Variability […]

  • Progressive Improvement in Quality of Life After Jugular Balloon Dilation in Patients with Autonomic Dysfunction

    Authors: M Arata1, F DeBarge-Igoe2, P Grewal3, S Cen4 Enter Objectives / Purpose Statement: Autonomic dysfunction has been identified as a co-morbid syndrome in patients with neurodegenerative disorders. Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) is a pathophysiologic state whereby there is functional or anatomic obstruction of the internal jugular veins. We have previously ascribed the symptoms […]

  • Heart Rate Variability Response to Jugular Ballooning in Patients with Symptomatic Autonomic Dysfunction

    Michael Arata, MD, Frances DeBarge-Igoe, RN, Piay DeGuzman. BACKGROUND: Jugular venous angioplasty has been performed as a treatment for a condition described as CCSVI. The efficacy of this treatment been challenged as being attributed to a placebo effect or that objective data is lacking and reported responses to treatment thus far have been only subjective […]

  • Normalization of Abnormal Blood Pressure in Patients Undergoing Jugular Balloon Dilation

    Michael Arata, MD;Prabhjot (Nina) Grewal, MD; Steven Cen, PhD; Frances DeBarge-Igoe, RN. PURPOSE: to evaluate the changes in blood pressure that occur following jugular vein balloon dilation in patients exhibiting symptomatic autonomic dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: a retrospective chart review was performed on 212 patients treated for ccsvi over a one- year time period. Blood […]

  • Places to Visit Before or After Your CCSVI Treatment

    Patients traveling to Synergy Health Concepts for CCSVI treatment are required, for their safety, to stay near Costa Mesa, Calif. for 48 hours post treatment. Drs. Arata, Grewal, Harris and Hewett advise patients to rest and relax directly after CCSVI treatment, but may resume normal activities 24 hours post procedure. Patients usually stay for a minimum of five days, though many choose to extend their stay in Orange County, Calif. by one or even two weeks, especially those traveling with their families.

  • The Innovative Baylis Medical RF Puncture Wire

    The innovative Baylis Medical RF Puncture wire has been used over the past several years to treat heart defects in children and adults as well as chronically blocked arteries in older patients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD). It has been used sparingly in other applications within the venous system and elsewhere in the body. However, Synergy Health Concepts has recently started using the Baylis Wire to treat occluded jugular veins and jugular vein stents in CCSVI patients. […]

  • Synergy Is The Leader In CCSVI Treatment

    At Synergy Health Concepts, we are deeply committed to forwarding the cause of CCSVI. We see firsthand the painful battles that our patients face every day. As you know, surgery of any kind has both risks and benefits. We believe it is important for you and your doctor to discuss your options, so you can decide what is best for you. […]

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