Life Line Screening center is a private prevention and wellness company based in Austin, Texas. The company was founded in 1993. It is a top supplier of health screenings for preventive measures in the community to identify early health risks such as heart attacks, stroke, carotid artery disease and certain types of cancer on adults in over 100 cities in United States of America. Identifying diseases related to vascular early can lead to their prevention.
Types of Preventive Health Screenings
There are 3 types of preventive health screenings which includes; ultrasound screenings, finger-stick blood screenings and limited electrocardiograph. Ultrasound is a painless and non-invasive type of screening that involves the process where sound waves with high frequency are transmitted to the intended area in the body, recording the echo produced. Ultrasound Screening includes abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, carotid artery disease screening, bone mineral density screening and ankle-brachial index screening. Finger-stick blood screening, on the other hand, is applied in the identification of diabetes and heart diseases through screening of blood from the pricked finger. Finally, limited electrocardiograph is used in detecting a trial fibrillation [irregular heartbeat], which escalates stroke risks.
Dr. Manganaro, Chief Medical Officer’s Approach on Life Line Screening
According to Dr. Manganaro, the chief medical officer and national medical director of Life Line Screening, the company has screened more than 8 million people. He explains that individuals suitable and capable of cardiovascular attacks are identified by use of set procedures. Life Line screening uses robust campaigns to make known the benefits of screening and the modern technology screening techniques in preventive health.
Life Line Screening works in collaboration with the University of California within San Francisco, New York University School of Medicine, and Oxford University in the United Kingdom to further research and provide insights to the medical community. Dr. Manganaro affirms that Life Line Screening has made it easy in the prevention of catastrophic condition that could have emanated from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms diseases, since it has helped in early detection of the disease. In accordance with the rising health risks, Dr. Manganaro says that Life Line Screening is continually dedicated to identifying and preventing diseases to individuals who are at risk as well as unceasingly contributing towards scientific literature.