Heart, Cardiovascular Disease Screening | Life Line Screening

Heart Disease and Stroke

Heart disease is the term for all diseases and conditions that affect the heart. It is the "cardio" component of cardiovascular disease, which also includes diseases of the vascular system (blood vessels).
Coronary artery disease, one type of heart disease, is the leading cause of heart attacks. The most common cause of coronary artery disease is atherosclerosis, a condition that occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart.

Screening for Heart Disease Risk

Complete Lipid Panel Screening (High Cholesterol)

A simple finger-stick screening, this procedure measures three different kinds of lipids in your blood (HDL, LDL and triglycerides) as well as total cholesterol. Your lipid levels are important in determining your heart health.  Learn more

C-reactive Protein Screening

A simple finger-stick screening that measures C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in your blood, this test can help determine heart disease and stroke risk levels. As a part of your immune system, CRP levels become elevated because of infection or inflammation.  Learn more

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

A painless, non-invasive procedure, an abdominal aortic aneurysm screening requires you to lie on your back while a technician uses ultrasound to take images and measurements of your abdominal aorta.  Learn more

Glucose Screening

A quick and easy finger-stick screening that measures blood sugar levels following eight hours of fasting, our Blood Glucose test helps identify diabetes —a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke — as well as monitor blood sugar levels for those already diagnosed with the disease.  Learn more

High Blood Pressure Screening

Quick and easy, this test is performed at every one of our heart screenings. It involves a pressure cuff being placed around your upper arm to monitor both diastolic and systolic blood pressure. The results are then compared to a standardized blood pressure chart. Learn more

Warning signs

If you have coronary artery disease, you may experience chest pain or shortness of breath. Both of these symptoms are also common symptoms of heart attack — if you experience either one you should get medical attention immediately.

Risk factors

  • Family history
  • Increasing age
  • Gender (males have an increased risk)
  • Smoking
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Physical inactivity
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Elevated C-reactive protein