Life Line Screening is a community-based company that offers preventive health screenings in the United States. It is considered as one of the leading companies in the industry in the country. The objective of the group is to promote awareness of unrecognized health problems among individuals and encourage them to follow up with their doctors. Screenings are performed by highly trained physicians who use advanced ultrasound equipment similar to those found in hospitals. To ensure high standards, the results of screenings reviewed by a board of certified professionals. In over 17,000 community locations, Life Line Screening screens up to 1 million individuals in the U.S and U.K. This in turn enormously helps consumers avoid the disastrous impacts of heart disease and stroke.
History of the Company
Life Line Screening established in 1993 by Timothy Phillips and Colin Scully in Florida. The service eventually extended to other parts of the country after a period of service. Five years from its founding, their services had reached over 500,000 individuals. Life Line Screening extended its services in the UK by 2007. By 2012, the company had grown and had reached most parts across the world including Australia.
Services by Life Line Screening
The services offered by the company include giving non-invasive ultrasounds of the carotid arteries and abdominal aorta. They conduct several blood tests to identify any abnormalities associated with cardiovascular. They also carry out tests for the presence of peripheral vascular disease. Additionally, they do non-invasive screenings for osteoporosis and EKG screening to test for traces of atrial fibrillation, a major cause of stroke.
Life Line Screening has partnered several medical schools in Universities. These include Oxford University in the UK, New York University School of Medicine, and the University of California at San Francisco. Oxford University conducted a study using the screenings completed by Lifeline Screening between 2008 and 2012. Using over 290,000 vascular screenings, they found that cardiovascular disease in men occurs ten years earlier in men than in women. This study contributed an extensive awareness that has brought about crucial changes in preventive health. The company’s vast database has also provided an opportunity for research in the scientific literature.