49% of Americans have at least one of the three highest risks factors known for heart disease.2 Every year over 500,000 Americans experience a heart attack for the first time while roughly 600,000 deaths occur as a result of cardiovascular diseases.3 That is why we encourage pro-active steps toward early detection of risks factors. Early action is more powerful than reaction to results of heart disease.
Know Your Risks Factors for Cardiovascular Diseases
We recommend that everyone knows their risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Risk factors include: age 55+, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, a history of smoking, a family history of heart attack or stroke, and a personal medical history of cardiovascular diseases. These are the same screenings that your doctor could order for you, but they typically will not be paid for by insurance unless you already have symptoms. Our screenings can give you peace of mind or uncover issues before you have any symptoms.
Now, there is technology that allows doctors to actually see inside your arteries. Simple ultrasound tests from Life Line Screening can reveal dangerous plaque buildup or blockage. An “ounce of prevention” is truer today than ever.
What do doctors have to say about these preventive health screenings?
These comprehensive vascular screenings have proven to be safe and accurate in detecting your risks for stroke and vascular disease. Doctors who specialize in cardiovascular disease believe in these tests — 9 out of 10 cardiovascular doctors surveyed recommend these screenings for people at risk.4 Knowledge is power, and it enables you and your doctor to do something about any health issues before it’s too late. That’s why so many doctors have recommended Life Line Screening to their patients.
Comprehensive Cardiovascular Screening Includes:
Please note, when you schedule online, you will first be asked to take a 3 minute health assessment to determine which screenings are medical appropriate for you or your loved one at this time.
1Life Line Screening database analysis, 8 million customers screened between 1993-2014.
2Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014, October 29). Heart Disease Facts.
3Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014, October 29). Heart Disease Facts.
4 2014, Ebiquity Research Firm on behalf of Life Line Screening.