Life Line Screening at Westminster Presbyterian Church on April 17

April 11, 2023

Life Line Screening assesses nearly 1 million people each year for risks of stroke and cardiovascular disease. According to their website, for 4 out of 5 people who have a stroke, the first symptom is the stroke.

If you are age 40 or older, it is recommended that you get screened for Stroke & Cardiovascular Disease risks.

So how does it work?

Screenings are easy, painless and non-invasive. Here is what’s included:

Carotid Artery Disease: an ultrasound is performed to screen the carotid arteries (a pair of blood vessels in the neck that deliver blood to your brain) for buildup of fatty plaque. This buildup, called atherosclerosis, is one of the leading causes of stroke.

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD): an Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) test is performed using blood pressure cuffs on the arms and legs. It is important to screen for PAD because it increases the risk of coronary artery disease, heart attack, or stroke.2

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA): an ultrasound is performed to screen the abdominal aorta for the presence of an enlargement or aneurysm. AAA can lead to a ruptured aortic artery, which is a life-threatening medical emergency.

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib): a 6-lead electrocardiogram (EKG) is performed by placing sensors on the arms and legs to screen for Atrial Fibrillation. AFib can lead to blood clots, stroke, and heart failure, and other heart-related complications.3

The cost for the screening is $159. Appointments are limited so click here to schedule your appointment.