Vascular Associates of Northern Virginia

Timely and considerate care of the arterial and venous systems.

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

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

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