Vascular Associates of Northern Virginia

Timely and considerate care of the arterial and venous systems.

PAD Awareness Month


September is PAD awareness month.  PAD stands for Peripheral Arterial Disease. Below is a brief explanation of PAD from the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS). What is PAD? “Hardening of … Continue reading

September 13, 2017

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)


September is PAD Awareness month.  PAD, or peripheral arterial disease, is also sometimes called PVD, as in peripheral vascular disease.  PAD is a chronic condition where the arteries in the … Continue reading

September 23, 2016

Pulmonary Embolus Removal Video


Here is an interesting video showing a removal of a saddle pulmonary embolus.  A pulmonary embolus is a blood clot that most likely originated in the deep veins of the … Continue reading

February 12, 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

Mesenteric Vascular Disease


Anatomy and Definition Mesenteric vascular disease is also referred to as Mesenteric Ischemia.  Ischemia simply means an inadequate blood supply to part of the body or to an organ. The … Continue reading

November 24, 2015

What is Atherosclerosis?


Atherosclerosis is simply the hardening and narrowing of arteries, the blood vessels that transfer the blood from the heart to the rest of the body. The process begins by an … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Raynaud’s Disease


Raynaud’s Disease (also called Raynaud’s Phenomenon) is a blood vessel disorder.  It commonly affects the small vessels in the tips of the fingers or toes. What does it do? It … Continue reading

July 7, 2015