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How to Get Rid of Varicose Veins

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Varicose veins are a common condition, affecting an estimated 40 million people in the U.S. The swollen, discolored, and enlarged veins can cause varying degrees of discomfort. In many cases, varicose veins are a sign of underlying concerns. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatment options for varicose veins. These minimally invasive, image-guided procedures are a far cry from the …

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Vein Health: Understanding the Risks Associated with Venous Disease.

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Why Does Your Vein Health Matter? The circulatory system, also known as the vascular system, is the network of organs and vessels that transport nourishment to every cell in the human body. A chief component of this critical system is the thin-walled, interconnected web of structures called veins. Veins are responsible for returning blood to the heart. There are two …

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Women’s Health: Essential Services at VIVA

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Vascular health is a vital component of wellness for women. Vascular Surgeons and Interventional Radiologists diagnose and treat a vast number of vascular conditions and diseases that negatively affect daily life. Establishing a baseline and scheduling routine appointments with a vascular specialists can positively impact your healthcare.

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Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?

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One of the most common misconceptions about varicose veins is that they are simply a cosmetic issue. Having varicose veins can cause some people to become self-conscious because of the discoloration and swelling, but the appearance is not the primary medical concern. Though varicose veins are usually not serious, patients are advised to schedule an examination by a vascular physician …

Melania Trump’s Image-guided Embolization Treatment

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First Lady Melania Trump underwent an Interventional Radiology procedure called embolization for the treatment of her kidney, as referenced in a statement by Society of Interventional Radiology President M. Victoria Marx, MD, FSIR. Dr. Marx explained that, “The beauty of this solution is that no open surgery is required, reducing both the patient’s risk and recovery time. In many cases, …

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Health Scan: Preventative Screenings that Improve Lives

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Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (MIF) offers state-of-the-art preventative screenings that are improving lives. With the latest technology, Health Scan provides patients with effective prevention and the best early detection. The Health Scan program began with three groundbreaking preventative scans: Lung Scan, 3D mammography, and Heart Scan.

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New Value-Added Services Launched at VIVA

In 2018, News by VIVA

Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) is proud to offer high quality, state-of-the-art services, bringing incredible value to the region. New value-added services now offered at VIVA are expanded services at Stafford Hospital and Stafford Hospital Medical Office Building (SH MOB), easy access to same-day appointments for medically necessary procedures, and anesthesia in the outpatient setting.

Physician Spotlight: Dr. Victor D’Addio

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When Dr. Victor D’Addio, one of the only two Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Vascular Surgeons in the Fredericksburg region, joined Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) in 2009, he immediately fell in love with his new job. “The environment is awesome,” Dr. D’Addio said of RAF. “It’s just a good group—well-run and a community of outstanding physicians.” Dr. D’Addio grew up …

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What is Peripheral Arterial Disease?

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Peripheral arterial disease, often called PAD, is a condition in which your extremities do not receive enough blood flow to keep up with demand. PAD most often occurs in the legs. The lack of blood flow causes many patients to have trouble walking for long periods of time. What causes peripheral arterial disease? When plaque–which is made up of fat …