Monday, January 24, 2011

Video of Dr. Michael Dake's CCSVI Presentation at Brandeis University

On January 10, 2011 the CCSVI Alliance sponsored a presentation by Dr. Michael Dake of Stanford University entitled "CCSVI and the MS connection". The event was held at Brandeis University, in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Dr. Dake was the first Interventional Radiologist in the United States to treat MS patients for CCSVI. On January 10, he presented a broad overview of the evidence supporting a connection between the vascular abnormalities collectively known as CCSVI and Multiple Sclerosis. His presentation was followed by an informative question-and-answer session with the audience.

I'm on the Patient Advisory Board of the CCSVI Alliance, and, since I made my living in the TV and video business before MS forced me to "retire", I edit most of the videos that the Alliance sponsors. Below are videos of Dr. Dake's presentation, which I think you'll find quite interesting and informative. The video is broken into two parts, each about 10 minutes in length. The first includes highlights of Dr. Dake's prepared presentation, and the second is comprised of the question-and-answer session that followed.

Please check out the CCSVI Alliance's website (click here) for more videos and comprehensive information on all things CCSVI.

Part One:

Part Two:


  1. Good editing. I love being able to watch videos like this and not got bored.

  2. thank's for posting this, really appreciate the effort you put in, you make it so easy to follow. Sue.

  3. Very interesting. I was checked for CCSVI under the guidance and protocol outlined by Mark Haacke, and was found to have no venous blockage. I also have never had a problem with fatigue. The data presented in the above videos seem to support that. So...I'll go out on a limb and share with you my "armchair physician" thought which is CCSVI is a symptom, not a cause.

  4. Excellent videos, an important contribution to a better understanding of the basics and also complexity of this issue. Thank you.

  5. It's interesting that some people find they have stenosis in the sigmoid sinus as well. Also that the Kuwait doctor found to find the stenosis in the axygos you were more likely to find it if you put a balloon in to start with, though I don't know where within the azygos he says to do that< I don't recall rather... I was treated in the left jugular and azygos. Had right entry so didn't get May Thurners ruled out. I think we'll find in the end that there are many vascular areas that need to be checked for stenosis and that better blood flow helps everyone regardless of MS.

  6. the best part of the whole event was the masterful editing...greek

  7. Marc, thanks so much for sharing these videos, very informative!

  8. Nice job and much appreciated. Thank you.

    Dr. Dake has such an easygoing and confident way about him that really inspires me, as do you.


  9. Hope that the lady who opened the potato chip bag stopped at opening it and didn't eat the contents(in the interest of addressing the multi factorial causes of MS => Diet/lifestyle)