Life Line Screening is a privately run preventive health screening company in Austin. It was founded in 1993 and has since been providing community-based precautionary health screening. The screening identifies a number of risks to your health such as carotid artery disease, stroke, abdominal aortic aneurysm and many more that display few to no symptoms. With the help of their state of the art medical equipment and vastly experienced technicians, the screening perform is safe, quick, painless and non-invasive. The results so found are shared with your physician treatment can immediately kick off before the health problem becomes worse. One will also be accordingly advised on lifestyle change.
Preventive health screening is carried out in three different ways:
• Limited Electrocardiograph
This method is used to detect a condition called atrial fibrillation characterized by an irregular heartbeat. The condition increases the risk of suffering a stroke. To detect this, an EKC is performed by use of an electrode screening, which requires no prior preparation, is non-invasive and fast
• Ultrasound screening
This type of health care screening, also known as sonography, utilizes high frequency sound waves, which are transmitted to areas of interest in the body, and the resulting echoes are recorded. It is commonly used to see a fetus during pregnancy. At Life Line screening, it is used to produce images for ankle-brachial index screening for peripheral arterial disease, carotid artery disease screening, bone mineral density screening for osteoporosis risk and abdominal aortic aneurysm screening.
• Finger-stick blood screenings
This is used to identify risk factors for heart disease and diabetes. For this, a blood sample is taken by pricking the soft pad of a finger. The life screening performed by use of high tech equipment, which is lab-accurate, FDA-approved and tried & tested by various hospitals. From this, the results are returned in less than 10 minute. It measures the blood sugar levels to assess the risk of diabetes, the ALT and AST liver enzymes to determine if there is a risk of liver injury, total cholesterol level & triglycerides and as well the levels of C-reactive protein which indicates cardiovascular disease.