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 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