Author: Life Line Screening
Did you know that 4 out of 5 people that suffer a stroke have no apparent symptoms or warning signs?
Plaque may build up in your arteries and your health may change over time. These changes may happen without warning signs or symptoms. Just as you should be seen annually by your family physician, vascular screenings are an important part of your annual health regimen.
We also offer a screening for Atrial Fibrillation, which is the most common type of irregular heartbeat. Atrial Fibrillation causes the heart to pump blood inefficiently and increases your risk of stroke 5 times. One in every 4 adults over 40 will develop Atrial Fibrillation in their lifetime.
Plaque buildup (also known as atherosclerosis) is an abnormal collection of calcium and cholesterol on the artery walls. Plaque builds up along the walls of a diseased artery. This buildup can restrict blood flow to the brain or break off and become lodged in a blood vessel – causing a stroke.
Through ultrasound technology (the same technology that is used to see the fetus of a pregnant woman), Life Line Screening can visualize the inside of your carotid arteries. Early detection will allow your personal physician to advise you on an appropriate course of action that could be lifesaving.
This painless and quick ultrasound technology is used for other lifesaving screenings as well. An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is a “ballooning” of the wall in the abdominal aorta. Like strokes, AAAs are most often caused by atherosclerosis (plaque buildup). The majority of people with AAAs have no symptoms. If an AAA ruptures, the death rate is as high as 80 percent, with many not surviving long enough to reach a hospital.
More that 15,000 U.S. residents per year die of AAAs. The good news is that AAAs can be identified in minutes via a painless, non-invasive ultrasound screening.
Additionally ultrasound technology is used to screen for Peripheral Arterial Disease (plaque buildup in the arms and legs) and assess your risk for Osteoporosis. Eight to twelve million Americans suffer from PAD; nearly 10 million more suffer from Osteoporosis.
A board certified physician licensed in your area evaluates the results and you receive a report within three weeks. As always you are encouraged to review the results with your own doctor.
We even bring these inexpensive and painless screenings to your neighborhood.
Prevention starts with you, so take a proactive approach to your health. Over the last fifteen years, Life Line Screening has performed over 5 million preventive health screenings.
Call Life Line Screening toll-free at 1-888-753-1131 for more information and to register click on the link above.