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MEDIA STATEMENT - CCSVI

8 April 2012

This evening Channel Seven’s Sunday Night program aired a story about Chrissy Amphlett’s battle with multiple sclerosis (MS). The story also featured information about chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, also known as CCSVI.

Several bodies around the world are currently researching the procedure known as percutaneous venoplasty, to determine if it is effective and safe for use. The procedure is used to open up narrowed veins in the neck that carry oxygen depleted blood, in the condition known as CCSVI, and is of great interest to many people with MS.