Vascular Associates of Northern Virginia

Timely and considerate care of the arterial and venous systems.

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

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

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

Spider Veins?


Millions of people are bothered by spider veins — those small yet unsightly clusters of red, blue or purple veins that most commonly appear on the thighs, calves and ankles.  … Continue reading

June 20, 2014

What is vascular disease?


Every organ in the body needs energy to function.  A major portion of that energy comes from Oxygen that is carried in blood.  The heart pumps blood through blood vessels … Continue reading

June 11, 2014