Life Line Screening is the largest company in the United States that screens patients for vascular diseases, according to Andrew J. Manganaro, chief Medical Officer and National Medical Director of Life Line Screening. He supervises the board certified doctors who read the ultrasounds, oversees quality assurance, research and marketing.
Dr. Manganaro says that Life Line Screening uses state of the art technology to determine a patient’s chances of developing cardiac disease. The patients who take advantage of the service are hoping to prevent cardiovascular disease, rather than waiting for it to strike.
Life Line Screenings are non-invasive and focus on carotid arteries and the abdominal aorta. The tests also include measuring the extent of swelling in the ankles, which indicates peripheral vascular disease. The available EKG tests can detect atrial fibrillation, which is a stroke factor. Life Line Screening also performs blood tests and osteoporosis exams.
Life Line plans to offer future testing for respiratory problems and the potential effects of adult onset diabetes. All Life Line Screening is pain-free and safe. Patients are encouraged to share the results of all screenings with their own doctor for a thorough evaluation of their health. In this way, doctor and patient can work together, forming a lifestyle change if the screenings show a risk of cardiovascular disease.
During his time as cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Manganaro witnessed first-hand the catastrophic results to patients who suffered from vascular and cardiac diseases, as well as ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms. He believes Life Line Screening could have saved many of those patients and he hopes Life Line saves many more at risk patients in the future.