As any physician would say, catching a medical condition early is the most likely way to lead to a positive outcome. Life Line Screening is a company which offers medical screening services that are designed to do just that. One of the biggest killers of Americans is cardiovascular disease. Screening for issues in the cardiovascular system is one of the screenings that Lifeline Screening provides to customers.
If a cardiovascular issue shows up in one of Life Line Screenings health screens this gives the person the opportunity to change their lifestyle to one that is more healthy. It has been shown through studies over the years that more than 20% of people who die annually do so due to their living unhealthy lifestyles. There are a number of lifestyle risk factors that increase your likelihood of developing cardiovascular problems such as smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and being overweight. There are also other causes that people don’t have control over but should be aware of such as a family history of cardiovascular disease, getting older, and being male (who statistically have a higher rate than women do of this disease).
Life Line Screening, which is based in Austin, Texas, offers screenings through three main methods. The first is providing an ultrasound which gives doctors a look into a person’s body. This can be helpful in detecting problems such as aortic aneurysms or carotid artery disease. They also provide blood tests which can show high cholesterol or triglycerides levels as well as the risk of diabetes another other issues. Finally, the perform EKG Testing which is very useful in detecting irregular heartbeats.
Life Line Screening is led by Dr. Andrew Manganaro. He was a cardiovascular surgeon for many years. Over the course of his career he saw many examples of heart disease. He also saw many patients die too young because they didn’t know there was a problem until it was too late. He joined Life Line Screening in order to provide more people a way to catch their medical issues in early stages where they can be most successfully dealt with.