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Q: growing a vein or 2? ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: growing a vein or 2?
Category: Science > Biology
Asked by: chefmarius-ga
List Price: $7.00
Posted: 26 Mar 2006 02:07 PST
Expires: 25 Apr 2006 03:07 PDT
Question ID: 712028
Hi, I am a male of 24 years of age. I used to be very athletic big
time gym boy etc. until 5 years ago, I developed DVT (deep vein
thrombosis) at a very severe level. My whole IVC (inferior vena cava)
is completely closed til my toes in both my legs and starting at about
2cm under my heart. Now this is already about 5years old. The
specialists tell me they can do nothing for me at all and that this is
uncharted water in my case (I am living in south africa). I have tried
all different types of stuff
that might help even hyperbarric chambers. Now there is nothing left to
try, except if there is dr's or a company that can grow you new veins,
because plastic veins apparently wont work like arterys. Can somebody
pls give me advice where to find these people on a website or
somewhere that I can find out if this is possible, It will be VERY

Clarification of Question by chefmarius-ga on 26 Mar 2006 02:21 PST
oyea, when I say grow you new veins, I mean cloning, but I am sure you
knew that, just wanna make sure : )
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: growing a vein or 2?
From: markvmd-ga on 27 Mar 2006 13:56 PST
There is a genetic therapy that promotes angiogenesis but I don't know
if it would be applicable to your condition. For a very brief
description, visit
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Subject: Re: growing a vein or 2?
From: pforcelli-ga on 03 Apr 2006 16:57 PDT
what about transplant of tissue from a pig? the downside would be
life-long immunosupressant therapy.
Subject: Re: growing a vein or 2?
From: pforcelli-ga on 03 Apr 2006 16:57 PDT
it might not be that far-fetched in fact, as pig-valves are often used
in valve replacement surgery.

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