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

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

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

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