Life Line Screening is a company set on treating disease, not just by providing treatment, but by preventing it. Founded in 1993, and headquartered in Ohio, Life Line Screening provides screening services by trained professionals all across the United States. By screening for warning signs of major illnesses in otherwise asymptomatic individuals, they hope to provide patients with more time living healthy lives, and less time and money confined to hospitals getting treatment for otherwise preventable diseases.
Screenings include tests for the warning signs of heart disease, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, and various forms of cancer just to name a few. All screenings and tests are non-invasive and painless. “I spent my career in clinical medicine and surgery seeing and treating the sequelae of vascular and cardiovascular disease.” Dr Andrew J. Manganaro explained in an interview early this month. Dr Manganaro is the Chief Medical Officer and National Medical Director for Life Line Screening. He is also a licensed cardiovascular surgeon. “Oftentimes, catastrophic outcomes resulted from diseases such as ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms which could have been easily and safely treated had the patient known of the presence of the disease before the catastrophe. Life Line Screening provided the opportunity for that.”
Testing often happens on site in senior centers, community centers, places of worship, or work places. Life Line Screening has one of the largest screening databases in the world, with over 8 million screened individuals. This massive screening net has contributed to countless diagnoses, and has been the basis for numerous scientific publications. Life Line has also partnered with New York University School of Medicine, and Oxford University. Dr Manganaro is hopeful for the future. “We try to continue to offer our clients both new tests and new ways to look at preventive health.”