Why should I have these screenings done if I have no symptoms?
Many people are at risk for diseases such as stroke and heart disease but experience no symptoms. Early detection and control can prevent major consequences down the road. For example, a transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a major warning sign for a full-blown stroke, but only about 15-20% of people who have a stroke have a warning TIA. (Source: American Heart Association)
- What is heart (cardiovascular) disease?
- How common is heart disease?
- Can I reduce my risk of developing heart disease?
- Which Life Line Screening blood screenings check for heart disease risk factors?
- What is an Annual Wellness Visit?
- What makes Life Line Screenings disease risk assessment different from the others available?