Vascular Associates of Northern Virginia

Timely and considerate care of the arterial and venous systems.

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

Pulmonary Embolism


Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blood clot forming in one of the veins in the body, more commonly a deep vein in the leg or pelvis (known as deep vein … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Should I Refer My Patient to a Vascular Surgeon?


There is still the misconception that vascular surgeons are only involved with patients they are ready to take to the operating room.  This idea can in fact delay proper medical … Continue reading

April 27, 2015

Who is the Vascular Specialist?


Ask yourself, who would you go to if you have a car problem? Now ask yourself, who should you go to if you have any vascular problems (problems with your veins … Continue reading

April 20, 2015

AAA Informational Video


You could read our blog post about Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) from last October. Here is an informational video about AAA from the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS).     Vascular Associates … Continue reading

April 16, 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

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)


Anatomy of Veins Veins are blood vessels that carry blood from different parts of the body back to the heart.  There are different types of veins in our bodies. Deep … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Carotid Artery Disease


Carotid Anatomy The carotid arteries are the main arteries supplying the brain with oxygen rich blood.  There is one on each side of the neck.  In general, the carotid arteries … Continue reading

December 2, 2014

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)


Anatomy The aorta is the main and biggest artery in the body.  It originates from the left ventricle of the heart into the ascending aorta, the aortic arch, the thoracic … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 2 Comments

What is an Arterial Duplex?


An arterial duplex, an arterial doppler, or an arterial ultrasound typically refer to the same thing.  It is a non-invasive diagnostic medical imaging study.  An ultrasound machine is used to … Continue reading

August 25, 2014