Many deaths are avoidable if there is a plan to detect potential health problems early, says Dr. Andrew Monganaro, the founder and Chief Medical Officer of Life Line Screening. Dr. Manganaro spent 35 years in the private practice of cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery prior to starting Life Line Screening (LSS), a preventative health screening company offering many types of tests to identify health issues before they become serious or cause fatalities.
Most of the time, people with potentially life threatening health challenges do not have the means to know of emerging health challenges, or to take preventive measures. The earlier people detect health problems, the better it is for them to seek the right medical solutions.
“We need some ways to help people identify any potential health challenges before it is too late,” notes Dr. Monganaro. The risk of stroke, vascular diseases, and osteoporosis is on the rise,’’ he notes.
The Importance of Detecting Ill Health Signs Early
The idea of Life Line Screening started when Dr. Monganaro worked as a cardiovascular surgeon in private practice. He would come across several catastrophic health cases, such as carotid embolic stroke and ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms, which were preventable if only the patients had been aware of their sicknesses before the chronic stages.
“Life Line Screening,’’ explains Dr. Monganaro, “offers the opportunity to identify asymptomatic diseases early for the patients to start the necessary lifestyle changes. For the doctors, Life Line Screening would help them prescribe the medication that stops disease progression and any catastrophes in the future.’’
Potentially lifesaving screening tests provided by Life Line Screening include electrocardiogram, or EKG, using non invasive electrodes. There are also abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, carotid artery disease screening, ankle-brachial index screening (for peripheral arterial disease) and, bone mineral density screening (for osteoporosis risk).
Besides, blood screens for total cholesterol, glucose levels to determine diabetes risk, C-reactive protein, an indicator for cardiovascular disease, and the levels of ALT and AST liver enzymes, an indicator of liver injury are available at “>Life Line Screening too.
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