Vascular Associates of Northern Virginia

Timely and considerate care of the arterial and venous systems.

Vascular Dementia


Dementia is a slowly progressive and permanent loss of brain function.  It affects things like memory, language, behavior, and judgement. Vascular dementia is caused by problems with the blood vessels supplying … Continue reading

August 15, 2016

Tips For Taking Blood Pressures


Here are some steps you could take to get an accurate blood pressure measurement. You can read more about it on the AMA Wire by clicking here The one graphic you need … Continue reading

February 17, 2016

Asthma Linked to AAA Rupture?


An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), is bulging or ballooning of the aortic wall.  This occurs when there is a weakening in the wall of the artery. According to a new … Continue reading

February 12, 2016

New Discovery in Vascular Disease Treatment?


Researchers at Yale might have discovered a key protein that could be helpful in the management of vascular disease. By studying factors that cause narrowing in the aorta, they found a … Continue reading

February 10, 2016

Blood Vessels from a Candy Machine?


As strange as it sounds, researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. might have succeeded in creating a 3D capillary system using a $40 cotton candy machine.  Capillaries are tiny … Continue reading

February 9, 2016

Frostbite


With the cold temperatures hitting our area, it is important to keep yourself warm to prevent a frostbite. A frostbite is an injury or damage to the skin and possibly the … Continue reading

January 21, 2016

It’s Hand Hygiene Day!


May 5th is Hand Hygiene day. Hand cleaning is one of the most important ways in preventing the spread of germs and diseases and help keeping you disease free.  So … Continue reading

May 5, 2015

Benefits of Fish in Cardiovascular Health


To improve your cardiovascular health, try to include fish in your diet.  Fish provides Omega-3 fatty acids, which have been known to benefit cardiovascular health if consumed within recommended amounts. … Continue reading

February 5, 2015

Hypothermia and Frostbite


With the very cold temperatures hitting the DC area and around the Nation, it is very important to keep yourself  warm. Two of the dangers of cold weather are hypothermia … Continue reading

January 8, 2015

Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health


On December 10, 2014, the CDC posted a video on its YouTube channel about smoking. The CDC titled it, “Worse Than We Thought.”  Under the video, they wrote: The 1964, … Continue reading

December 29, 2014