Getting screened is an important way of learning your risk in time for you to work with your doctor to avoid a stroke or other serious problem.
Independence, Ohio (PRWEB) May 01, 2012
In honor of May, Stroke Awareness Month, Life Line Screening is offering everyone interested in preventive health practices with the opportunity to download a free Guide to Health Screenings. The guide is available at http://www.lifelinescreening.com.
Preventive health screenings can help to identify disease at an earlier stage and allows individuals to work with their doctors to avoid serious health problems later on. The free guide outlines appropriate screenings for men and women and documents at what age certain screenings should be considered.
Life Line Screening is offering this Guide during May, Stroke Awareness Month, because the company has a core focus on the early identification of vascular conditions that can lead to stroke. The three leading causes of stroke included blockages in the carotid arteries - the main arteries in the neck that bring blood to the brain; atrial fibrillation - an irregular heart rhythm; and high blood pressure. Life Line Screening provides screenings for all three of these conditions.
Life Line Screening also offers testing for peripheral arterial disease, abdominal aortic aneurysms, osteoporosis risk, and a variety of laboratory services such as cholesterol and glucose testing.
Colonel Sam Raines (Ret) and his wife, Carol Raines, both had stroke screening tests and now feel that the test saved their lives. In an odd twist, each was found to have significant blockages in their carotid arteries, although their findings came a year apart. To learn more about the Raines’ fascinating story, visit http://www.lifelinescreening.com/about-us/personal-stories/Sam-Carol.aspx.
“The underlying disease that can lead to stroke is silent in its early stages,” explains Andrew Manganaro, MD, FACC, FACS, Chief Medical Officer for Life Line Screening. “Getting screened is an important way of learning your risk in time for you to work with your doctor to avoid a stroke or other serious problem.”
Currently, there are nearly 800,000 strokes a year in the United States and stroke risk starts to double every decade after age 55. Life Line Screening uses state-of-the-art technology and employs highly trained technologists to conduct all health screenings. The company has screened approximately 7 million people since 1993 and operates in the United States, United Kingdom, and now, in Australia.
To make an appointment for a screening, visit lifelinescreening.com or call 1-800-697-9177.
About Life Line Screening
Life Line Screening is the nation’s leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings and has a primary focus on stroke prevention and the early detection of subclinical atherosclerosis. Highly trained ultrasound teams are on-staff to bring preventive screenings to convenient locations in local communities across the United States. The company has screened more than 7 million people since 1993. For more information visit lifelinescreening.com. You can also learn more about the great experiences people have had with our screening services at the Life Line Screening Facebook page.