Latest Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates Stories

2014-06-25 12:30:14

Love Your Limbs(TM) Campaign Highlights Peripheral Arterial Disease FREDERICKSBURG, Va., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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). VIVA is helping raise awareness in the Fredericksburg region...

2011-03-08 10:15:00

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Treatments for varicose veins and spider veins have advanced significantly in recent years. Most patients can be treated as outpatients and return to everyday activities within hours. Yet the qualifications of physicians providing vein treatments play an important role in patient outcomes, said Dr. R. Donald Doherty, Jr., board certified interventional radiologist with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA). Physicians...

2010-08-31 08:30:00

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) has added four diagnostic radiologists and one vascular surgeon to its practice, which comprises 34 physicians serving Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Southern Prince William and nearby counties. The group provides services to two hospitals and five outpatient centers. "It is extraordinary for a region outside of a metropolitan area to have such an expansive group of board-certified,...

2010-01-06 07:30:00

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) develop potentially dangerous blood clots and can suffer severe leg pain and swelling. Doctors with Virginia Interventional & Vascular Associates (VIVA) report success over the past two years in treating acute DVT patients with a procedure called isolated pharmacomechanical thrombolysis (IPMT), which destroys clots much faster than traditional therapies. VIVA performs the two-hour, minimally...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.