The vascular tests Life Line Screening offers are critical because they test for atherosclerosis, a silent build-up of plaque in the arteries that can lead to stroke and ruptured aneurysms.
Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) January 12, 2010
Popular nationally syndicated radio host Dr. Ken Kronhaus is using his show, “Good Day Health with Dr. Ken,” and his guest spots on “Doug Stephan’s Good Day Show” to help educate listeners about the availability of vascular screening through the nation’s leading provider of such tests, Life Line Screening.
Every week, Kenneth D. Kronhaus M.D., Ph. D., delves into the world's medical literature and emerges with an easy-to-understand, practical overview of the latest medical news about prevention, diagnosis and treatment. With his background in Cardiovascular Physiology and his personal commitment to proactive care for his own patients, Dr. Kronhaus provides evidence-based expert advice that listeners can believe in.
Key recommended screenings include painless ultrasound scans of the carotid arteries where blockages can lead to stroke, the abdominal aorta to check for aneurysms, and the legs to check for peripheral arterial disease. These tests are typically not offered as part of a traditional physical.
“The vascular tests Life Line Screening offers are critical because they test for atherosclerosis, a silent build-up of plaque in the arteries that can lead to stroke and ruptured aneurysms,” explains Dr. Kronhaus. “I recommend these screenings because they involve no radiation and can actually give you advance warning of a problem before a stroke, or even a heart attack, occurs.”
- 80% of strokes can be prevented.
- Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
- Abdominal aortic aneurysms are typically lethal if not found before rupture.
- Peripheral arterial disease increases your risk of both stroke and heart attack.
- Safe ultrasound tests are available affordably through convenient community locations for as little as $45.
About Life Line Screening
Life Line Screening was established in 1993, and has since become the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings. The screenings are provided in comfortable, familiar community settings such as churches and community centers and are conducted by highly qualified healthcare professionals. The non-invasive, inexpensive and painless tests help people identify their risk for stroke, vascular diseases or osteoporosis early enough for their physician to begin preventive procedures. Visit the web site at http://www.lifelinescreening.com.
About Dr. Ken Kronhaus
Dr. Ken Kronhaus is a trained medical scientist and has been practicing cardiology for more than 20 years. He served as a trainee in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Pennsylvania, obtaining an M.D. and Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Physiology, and was awarded the American Heart Association post-doctoral research fellowship. Dr. Kronhaus hosts “Good Day Health with Dr. Ken,” a nationally syndicated radio talk show, every Saturday from 7-9 AM (ET). In addition to answering audience questions, “Good Day Health” provides listeners with a weekly review of breaking medical news and medical research. The popular show can be heard on more than 150 stations, and that list is growing rapidly.