- Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability, and the fifth leading cause of death in the US.
- 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year, one every 40 seconds.
- About 87% of all stroke are ischemic strokes in which blood flow to the brain is blocked
- Most people who have strokes and aneurysms do not experience symptoms before the stroke.1
- 8-12 million Americans suffer from Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), especially those over age 50.2
- LifeLine Screening offers painless, inexpensive, and non-invasive preventive health exams right in your neighborhood.
If you read Lifeline screening reviews that claim that the company provides tests that are unnecessary, misleading, or do more harm than good, consider the facts first. You'll find these reviews searching for "lifeline screening reviews 2018" or "life screening" or other similar terms and many of them are old, dating back several years. They were out of date then, and are even more so today.
Life Line Screening only screens for things that are treatable.
The concept of screening, no matter for what test or who is doing it, is to provide an early warning that something is wrong in time for an intervention of some kind to make a difference in outcomes. In other words, if we know something is wrong early enough, can we save or improve lives. If we can't, we shouldn't screen for it.
Life Line Screening only screens for things we can do something about. Everything Life Line Screening tests for has effective treatments available.
Life Line Screening is about prevention.
At the time some of these LifeLine screening reviews were written, the authors only focused on one thing – surgery. Their idea was that screening should lead to one outcome and one outcome only – surgical intervention. They could not conceive of the idea that screening could lead to lifestyle change, nutritional counseling, exercise regimens and physical trainers, or medical management. The only model they considered was screening to identify people with severe enough disease to warrant surgery.
Surgery may be necessary, and for those who need it, it can be life-saving. A person with a large abdominal aortic aneurysm needs surgery, and that surgery has an excellent chance of saving that individual's life. Many people who have mild or moderate carotid disease may be able to modify their risk with lifestyle changes and medication. They may never progress to surgery, and what an optimal outcome for them.