When it comes to preventative health screening, Life Line Screening is a company that offers many types of tests to identify health issues before they become so severe that there is little that can be done to save the patient’s life. The standard health tests conducted include ones for Carotid Artery Disease, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Osteoporosis, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Atrial Fibrillation issues, Glucose (blood sugar) tests and others. All ultrasound and EKG screenings are easy, non-invasive, economical, and conveniently planned around the customer’s needs. Needless to say, Life Line Screening is a company that employs state-of-the-art equipment for the most accurate industry results. Life Line Screening is an independently held company established in 1993 and based in Independence Ohio and more information click here.
At Life Line Screening, there are three kinds of health screening services with little preparation required. These include ultrasound screenings, finger-stick blood screenings, and limited electrocardiograph. Ultrasound, also known as sonography, is a technique that uses sound waves to map (image) structures within the human body. During this process, high-frequency sound waves become transmitted to the area of concern inside the body, and the returning echoes are recorded to look for anomalies. The very first applications of Ultrasound appeared during World War II to locate submarines and other objects. Today, ultrasound is being used to identify or monitor medical conditions in such domains as obstetrics (relating to childbirth), ophthalmology (relating to eye disease), and cardiology (relating to the heart). Life Line Screening uses what’s called state-of-the-art Doppler color flow ultrasound technology. This technology helps produce accurate and reliable images of abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, Ankle-brachial index screening (for peripheral arterial disease), as well as bone mineral density screening (for risk of osteoporosis.) The next type of testing is called finger-stick blood testing, used to identify risk factors for heart disease and diabetes. For this test, the soft pad of the finger is pricked slightly to draw a few drops of blood, with results coming back in 10 minutes or less. The final screening available is called limited electrocardiograph used in detecting irregular heartbeat and learn more about Life Line Screening.