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 2)


In our last post titled, “Varicose Veins and Vascular Insufficiency (Part 1),” we talked about the anatomy of the veins and the meaning of varicose veins and venous insufficiency.  In … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

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

Diagnosing a Stroke


When someone has shown symptoms of a stroke or a TIA, the doctor will obtain more information to make a diagnosis.  This process includes performing several tests to examine the … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

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