Vascular Associates of Northern Virginia

Timely and considerate care of the arterial and venous systems.

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)


September is PAD Awareness month.  PAD, or peripheral arterial disease, is also sometimes called PVD, as in peripheral vascular disease.  PAD is a chronic condition where the arteries in the … Continue reading

September 23, 2016

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

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

Aching Legs?


Do your legs hurt after walking or climbing up the stairs? You may have peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD is a condition where fatty deposits build up in the inner … Continue reading

June 18, 2014