Lifeline Screening – The Answer For Preventative Care

Life Line Screening is a leader in preventative health procedures through the process of diagnostic screening. By using a comprehensive screening process, patients can receive many of the same screening processes that are available in hospitals, but which they may not receive from a local doctor.

Life Line Screening provides three different kinds of screening procedures consisting of ultrasound, finger-stick blood testing, and a limited electrocardiograph screening. All three of these health screenings provide enough information for a patient to be able to make available to their personal physician in case the results warrant it.

The ultrasound screening is also called a sonograph, and it uses sound waves to show images of structures inside the body in real-life mode. The process was first developed during World War II to locate enemy submarines, and today it is standard procedure in the medical world.

The ultrasound readings can show problems with aneurysm screenings with the abdominal aortic area, carotid artery screening in the neck area, ankle-brachial screening to check for peripheral artery disease, and for bone density screening which checks for osteoporosis.

The finger-stick blood test can give a complete blood lipid panel which can check for all the different cholesterol levels as well as a glucose screening for blood sugar levels. It will also check for the levels of the liver enzymes.

The limited electrocardiograph shows the condition of the heart as it is beating and will indicate if there is any atrial fibrillation, also known as an irregular heartbeat. Fibrillation can cause clotting and stroke, so it is a vital process in determining the overall health of a person.

All of the screenings and tests are non-invasive and are readily interpreted by the patient’s personal physician. Many of these screenings take place at an employee’s workplace where allowed by the employer, and it is to the advantage of the employer to have healthy workers. That is a great incentive for employer-sponsored screenings.

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