Vascular Associates of Northern Virginia

Timely and considerate care of the arterial and venous systems.

Peripheral Arterial (or Vascular) Disease (PAD or PVD)-Part 2


You can read Part 1 of this article here. Risk Factors Smoking Diabetes High blood pressure (Hypertension) High cholesterol levels Obesity Family history of the disease Age Symptoms Pain, fatigue, … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

Peripheral Arterial (or Vascular) Disease (PAD or PVD)-Part 1


Anatomy and Function Arteries are blood vessels lined with muscle cells carrying blood, rich in oxygen and other important components, away from the heart to different parts of the body.  … Continue reading

August 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

What is a Venous Duplex Imaging Study?


Venous duplex, venous ultrasound, or venous doppler, is an ultrasound diagnostic examination used to evaluate the veins in the body.  Much like the ultrasound used to check babies in pregnant … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Varicose Veins Video


Earlier, we posted information about varicose veins and venous insufficiency in two parts.  You can find part 1 here and part 2 here.   Here is a short informational video … Continue reading

July 15, 2014

What is an Ankle-Brachial-Index (ABI) test?


If you are complaining of pain in your legs and your physician is suspecting a disease in your arteries or PAD, he/she might order a test called ABI. An ankle-brachial-index … Continue reading

July 11, 2014

Varicose Veins and Venous Insufficiency (Part 2)


In our last post titled, “Varicose Veins and Vascular Insufficiency (Part 1),” we talked about the anatomy of the veins and the meaning of varicose veins and venous insufficiency.  In … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

Varicose Veins and Venous Insufficiency (Part 1)


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

July 3, 2014 · 4 Comments

Stroke Prevention and Treatment


Stroke can be prevented by controlling blood pressure, reducing cholesterol, and quitting smoking.  This is most successful when done with a combination of lifestyle changes and medication. Other treatment may … Continue reading

June 30, 2014

Diagnosing a Stroke


When someone has shown symptoms of a stroke or a TIA, the doctor will obtain more information to make a diagnosis.  This process includes performing several tests to examine the … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

What is a stroke?


A stroke occurs when there is a disruption of blood flow to the brain.  Most strokes occur from a blockage within the blood vessel.  The underlying condition for this type … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · 2 Comments