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What is Peripheral Arterial Disease?

In News, PAD, Procedures by VIVA

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 …

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5 Things You Need to Know About Arterial Disease

In Healthcare, News, PAD by VIVA

When it comes to arterial diseases, knowing the symptoms and risks can increase your life expectancy and provide more years of mobility and enjoyment. Arterial disease occurs when plaque builds up in your arteries. Normally, your arteries deliver oxygen-rich blood to different parts of the body. With plaque build-up, however, these passages can become blocked. Here are the top five …

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What is Arterial Disease?

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Arterial disease in its most basic form is the result of fatty plaque deposits blocking your blood vessels. This prevents blood cells from properly circulating to important body parts, such as the heart and brain. Arterial disease is often an underlying cause of heart attacks, strokes, and other potentially fatal medical conditions. Arterial disease affects millions of people in the …

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VIVA conveniently positioned to treat PAD

In Featured, News, PAD by Amy

Do you experience pain in your legs when walking, resting or at night?  If so, you might suffer from Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). Eight to 10 million Americans suffer from PAD, characterized by poor blood flow to their arms, legs or feet.  It can result from smoking, diabetes, longstanding high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, advanced age or high cholesterol. It can …

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Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg Ranks Among 100 Largest Radiology Practices in U.S.

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Size enables 24/7 coverage and expertise in all major sub-specialties FREDERICKSBURG, VA, JANUARY 6, 2015 – Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) ranks among the 100 largest privately owned radiology practices in the U.S., Radiology Business Journal announced in its December issue. The journal’s “Radiology 100” ranking for 2014 named RAF the 85th-largest privately owned radiology practice in the nation, based …

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Leg Pain When Walking Is Not a Normal Sign of Aging, Warns Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates

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Love Your Limbs™ Campaign Highlights Peripheral Arterial Disease Older adults who experience leg cramping or heaviness when walking short distances may think it’s a normal part of aging, but these symptoms can signal a serious medical condition called peripheral arterial disease, according to healthcare providers with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA).