'I was told that no, I would not get a referral,' MS patient says
Last Updated: Friday, November 19, 2010 - CBC News
CBC News reported Thursday that Mahir Mostic, 35, of St. Catharines died on Oct. 19, one day after doctors in Costa Rica tried to dissolve a blood-clot complication following the vein-opening procedure.
But after Mostic returned to Canada, his MS became worse and a blood clot formed around the stent.
Dr. Marcial Fallas of Clinica Biblica in San Jose, who cared for Mostic both times, thinks the powerful medication used to dissolve the clot triggered internal bleeding.
Fallas said he has performed the procedure 300 times, but Mostic's was the only time he used a stent. On Friday, Fallas said he wouldn't try a stent again unless it is proven to work specifically in neck veins.
Stents are approved for use in arteries, not veins.
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