Vascular Associates of Northern Virginia

Timely and considerate care of the arterial and venous systems.

Carotid Artery Disease


Carotid Anatomy The carotid arteries are the main arteries supplying the brain with oxygen rich blood.  There is one on each side of the neck.  In general, the carotid arteries … Continue reading

December 2, 2014

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)


Anatomy The aorta is the main and biggest artery in the body.  It originates from the left ventricle of the heart into the ascending aorta, the aortic arch, the thoracic … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 2 Comments

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