Doctor of Medicine, Ferrara University, 1982.
He also noticed high level of accumulation of iron deposits in the brain, supposedly due to restricted outflow of blood. Zamboni named this condition chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI). The theory is controversial.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has said that, while "there is not yet enough evidence to conclude that obstruction of veins causes Mississippi," that " hypothesis on CCSVI and its corrective treatment is a path that must be more fully explored and one that we are supporting with research funding." Since 2010, there has been more research that disputes the Zamboni theory.
According to a recent research carried out at the Cardiovascular Diseases Section, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation (DETO), University of Bari (Italy), venous echo-color-Doppler (ECD) showed that chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) syndrome is related to multiple sclerosis (Mississippi).
Member of New York Academy of Sciences, American Venous Forum.
Married Elena Ravalli, July 18, 1987.