Heart disease is still the number one cause of death in the United States, and 70% of adults age 55+ have two or more risk factors for cardiovascular disease but are not aware of it.1
Identifying your personal risk early is key to prevention. At Life Line Screening, we recommend that everyone knows their risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Risk factors include: age 55+, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, a history of smoking, a family history of heart attack or stroke, and a personal medical history of cardiovascular diseases. These are the same screenings that your doctor could order for you, but they typically will not be paid for by insurance unless you already have symptoms.Our screenings can give you peace of mind or uncover issues before you have any symptoms.
Doctors Recommend Preventive Health Screenings
These comprehensive vascular screenings have proven to be safe and accurate in detecting your risks for stroke and vascular disease. Doctors who specialize in cardiovascular disease believe in these tests — 9 out of 10 doctors surveyed recommend these screenings for people at risk. Knowledge is power, and it enables you and your doctor to do something about any health issues before it’s too late. That’s why so many doctors have recommended Life Line Screening to their patients.
Detecting Heart Disease Early
Tests such as this are extremely helpful when it comes to early detection of heart attack risks. We believe that the power of prevention is essential to a long and healthy life. Here is a list of what our screening entails:
- Complete Lipid Panel Screening (High Cholesterol)
- C-reactive Protein Screening
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
- Glucose Screening
- High Blood Pressure Screening
If you have any warning signs or if you know that you have some of the risk factors associated with an increased risk of heart problems, you may want to consider heart disease screening. If you are unaware of potential risk factors please read the list here.
Life Line Screening provides preventive health screenings for heart disease to help those at risk detect problems before they lead to life-threatening consequences. Learning where you stand with your heart health is the best way to work towards a healthier life.