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

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

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