Navigation Links
Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Blockage a Significant Stroke Risk
Date:10/12/2007

Doppler Ultrasound Screening Can Reveal Blockages Prior to Stroke

CLEVELAND, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Carotid artery blockages, such as the one Senator Kennedy had removed today, are a significant risk factor for stroke but many do not know that they have the life-threatening condition. Doppler ultrasound screening is a successful tool for revealing blocked carotid arteries prior to the onset of a stroke and before death or disability occurs.

Life Line Screening, the nation's leading provider of mobile vascular screening, including carotid artery screening, has identified nearly 100,000 people with seriously blocked carotid arteries who had no symptoms at the time of the screening.

"Asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis is a significant problem that is most often diagnosed by accident when another test is being performed," says Andrew Manganaro, MD, FACS, FACC, and National Medical Director of Life Line Screening. "In that way, Senator Kennedy's experience is fairly typical. However, preventive screenings using Doppler ultrasound can identify the problem before the stroke occurs."

Significant cardiovascular risk factors include age, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, diabetes, smoking and a family history of stroke or cardiovascular disease.

According to the Society for Vascular Surgery, ultrasound vascular screenings have proven to be accurate in detecting vascular disease and individuals 55 years of age or older with cardiovascular risk factors may benefit from preventive screenings for vascular disease.

William Clovis, MD, a psychiatrist in Philadelphia, PA, is an example of the potential of such screening. Dr. Clovis attended a Life Line Screening program in 2005. In his words, "The screening found a blockage in my carotid arteries. One needed surgery very badly. The operation was a success. Without it, I would have had a fatal stroke."

About Life Line Screening

Established in 1993, the Cleveland, Ohio-based company is the nation's leading provider of mobile preventive health screenings and has screened more than 5 million people. Current screenings include screenings for blocked carotid arteries, atrial fibrillation, abdominal aortic aneurysms, peripheral arterial disease and osteoporosis as well as finger-stick blood tests that provide a complete lipid panel, blood glucose, and high sensitivity C-reactive protein.

For more information about Life Line Screening visit http://www.lifelinescreening.com. To make an appointment call 1-877-237-1372.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Life Line Screening
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Carotid Endarterectomy Beneficial for Stroke Prevention
2. Statins Reduce Deaths And Strokes After Carotid Surgery
3. Carotid Stenting Can Help Patients With Silent Disease
4. Dental Disease Linked with Carotid Atheromas and Stroke
5. Carotid Stenting Could Avert Depression In Stenosis
6. Dental X-rays of Carotid Artery Cannot Estimate Stroke Risk
7. Standards for Measuring Narrowing of Carotid Arteries too Aggressive
8. New Balloon Catheter Available Worldwide for Carotid and Renal Angioplasty
9. Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with Coronary Artery Disease
10. Cocaine may cause aneurysms for the coronart artery
11. Wake-up call for peripheral artery disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... , ... Establishment Labs, a global breast implant and medical technology company, is ... Directors. , “We are honored to welcome David to our Board of ... Chacon Quiros, CEO of Establishment Labs. "David’s knowledge and experience will be invaluable to ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... , ... Dr. Rassouli, cosmetic dentist in Orange County , is now ... cosmetic procedures in dentistry today, but the cost often leads to patients looking to ... teeth whitening-related damage. For a limited time, Dr. Rassouli is offering this special whitening ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 09, 2016 , ... Two renowned ... to lead a photographic adventure on the island, June 14-19, 2016, hosted by Four ... series. , After a successful debut in 2015, the Maui Photo ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... , ... Shark Finds and Kevin Harrington, and the Product Managers of AsSeenOnTV.pro are ... a newly patented product that has solved some of the basic problems golfers have faced ... dew or right after a rain shower, might understand the struggle of placing the club ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... authorization with BASF Human Nutrition into the Food & Beverage and ... has been BASF’s channel partner throughout Canada and USA geographies east of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... Alzheimer Diagnostic Tests - Medical Devices ... Devices sector report , "Alzheimer Diagnostic Tests - ... of Alzheimer Diagnostic Tests currently in pipeline stage. ... pipeline products with comparative analysis of the products ... major players involved in the pipeline product development. ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , Feb. 8, 2016 CBG Technologies, ... PW Series Solvent Recycling Systems, specifically designed for ... integration with new and existing vapor degreasers, parts ... consistently-fresh solvent through continuous recycling and recovers 100% ... --> --> Precision parts manufacturers ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... India , February 8, 2016 ... a new market research report "Ablation Technologies Market by ... (Csardiovascular, Cancer, Pain Management, Cosmetic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Gynecology) - ... studies the global market over the forecast period of ... $4.44 Billion by 2020, at CAGR of 10.5% from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: