As healthcare costs have continued to rise, a consensus has been reached that preventative medicine is a key component in reducing costs. Life Line Screening is a company that has stepped up to come up with screening solutions for diseases such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes.
In an interview for the blog Ideamensch, Dr. Andrew Managanaro, Chief Medical Officer at Life Line Screening explains how throughout his in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery there were so many catastrophic cases that would have been prevented had the patients been aware of the diseases early on. This is where the methods of screening at Life Line Screening becomes key in disease prevention. On a daily basis Dr. Managanaro does quality assurance for his team of physicians and research. Dr. Managanaro is very excited with the growth in a consensus in the scientific community of the need to identity asymptomatic disease early on.
One method of screening that Life Line Screening utilizes is ultrasound technology. Ultrasounds are well known for their use in maternity care, however, their use in early detection goes far beyond pregnancy. At Life Line Screening, ultrasounds are used for early screenings for abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, and bone mineral density. Ultrasounds allow for precises imagines done in a noninvasive manner.
A second method is finger-stick blood screenings. This is FDA approved, quick results (usually in approximately 10 minutes). Finger-stick blood screenings are used to screen complete lipid panel such as both “good” and “bad” cholesterol, triglycerides. Finger-stick blood screenings are used for assessing risk of diabetes by measuring glucose levels and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, an indicator for cardiovascular disease.
Life Line Screening’s utilization of these methods allows for early detection for various diseases and to treat them with medication as well as needed lifestyle changes.
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