“What you don’t know can’t hurt you”. Wrong! Knowing your risk for a heart attack or stroke enables you to seek treatment and make necessary life style changes. Suffering and misery can be avoided by knowing you are at risk for diabetes certain cancers or other serious medical conditions.
Giving you a fighting chance against catastrophic illness is what Life Line Screening does. I know the arguments against undergoing pre-screening. I have a yearly physical. The fact is Life Line Screening is more thorough than a physical finding health threats that a physical would miss.
“I don’t need to be screened. I feel fine.” You usually feel fine the day before you wake up with the flu. Feeling good doesn’t mean that a serious medical problem isn’t imminent.
Pre-screening is too much of a hassle. Preparation for the test getting dressed and undressed and the cost. Most Life Line Screenings require little or no preparation. You will not have to disrobe. The cost is reasonable. Especially when weighed against the cost of a devastating illness.
Here is what Life Line Screening does. A Doppler color flow Ultrasound detects Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, carotid artery disease, Peripheral Artery Disease, and osteoporosis.
A few drops of blood taken from a finger stick measures cholesterol and triglyceride levels risk factors for atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). A risk of type 2 diabetes cardio vascular disease and liver disease or damage can be brought to light.
Limited electrocardiograph checks for irregular heart beat (arterial fibrillation)which makes the risk of stroke greater.
All of Life Line Screening’s equipment satisfies the same standards as hospital equipment. Their technicians are all highly trained and the results are read by board certified doctors then passed along to your physician.
In the last 21 years, Life Line Screening has performed over 800,000,000 screenings. In that time 2,779,079 cased of atherosclerosis and plaque build up have been detected. The number of patients found to have elevated chances of heart attack or stroke; 2,216,348. 35,630 people with cases of vascular disease that was potentially critical have become aware of their condition.