For 4 out of 5 people who have a stroke, the first symptom of any illness is the stroke.1
Screenings provide Peace of Mind or Early Detection
an ultrasound is performed to screen the carotid arteries (a pair of blood vessels in the neck that deliver blood to your brain) for buildup of fatty plaque. This buildup, called atherosclerosis, is one of the leading causes of stroke.
an Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) test is performed using blood pressure cuffs on the arms and legs. It is important to screen for PAD because it increases the risk of coronary artery disease, heart attack, or stroke.2
an ultrasound is performed to screen the abdominal aorta for the presence of an enlargement or aneurysm. AAA can lead to a ruptured aortic artery, which is a serious medical emergency.
an electrocardiogram (ECG) is performed by placing sensors on the arms and legs to screen for irregular heartbeat. AFib can lead to blood clots, stroke, and heart failure, and other heart-related complications.3
an ultrasound is performed to measure the shin bone for abnormal bone mass density. This can help assess the risk of osteoporosis, a disease where bones become weak and brittle.
“Even though I feel fine, I am at risk and wanted to get checked and be proactive about my health.” – D. Whitehead, Georgia
“The doctor said I was a “walking time bomb”… I know that the screening saved my life…” – A. Bay, Tennessee
1 Hackam DG, Karpral MK, et al. Most stroke patients do not get a warning, a Population Based Cohort Study. Sept. 2009. Neurology, 73, 1074-1075.
No single screening can detect all risk factors for all conditions, such as and including the presence of coronary artery disease.
4 The testimonials reflect real life stories from Life Line Screening customers. Testimonials that include abnormal findings may not reflect the typical experience since most screening results are normal.