Life Line Screening was established in 1993 and has been able to have over 8 million people screened since its beginning and over 1 million folks are screened each year. Life Line Screening has many locations all over the United States, and a location can be searched by zip code for local access.
The Life Line Screening Equipment is set up in churches, businesses, schools, and public meeting venues throughout the country. Life Line Screening offers medical screening that is designed to detect medical conditions that may be serious or on the edge of being serious. All screens are non-invasive and medically sound and are designed to be shared with the individual patient’s doctor.
Many medical conditions are unrecognizable to the lay person as there are few if any symptoms. Coronary artery disease is a good example because the symptoms are progressive and not particularly recognizable in the early stages. It is only in the latter stages where the arteries are pretty well blocked that a person experiences shortness of breath when exerting and some of the classic symptoms as chest pressure, back stress, and pain.
There are three types of tests given by Life Line Screening. The ultrasound test sends sound waves through the body to outline the shapes of organs. Artery occlusion can be detected with this method, especially in the carotid arteries in the neck.
The finger-stick blood test is done by a small prick in the fatty part of a middle finger, and an entire lipid blood panel can be derived from that. Here an array of cholesterol results can be shown. The “good” and “bad” cholesterol is shown along with the total cholesterol and is used to diagnose and treat high cholesterol.
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The limited electrocardiograph (EKG) is used to detect irregular heartbeat called atrial Fibrillation, or A-Fib. This condition can throw off blood clots which can result in a stroke.