Dr. Andy Manganaro on Preventive Screenings

Andrew Manganaro is the chief medical officer of Lifeline Screening. He said that the idea of Lifeline Screening came about after realizing that there are catastrophic cases that resulted from diseases such as ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms and completed carotid embolic strokes that could have been easily and safely treated. It could have prevented health issues if the patients were aware of such asymptomatic diseases. Lifeline Screening helps to combat such cases. His career in clinical medicine exposed him to numerous cases of vascular and cardiovascular diseases. He states that it is possible to know of a patient’s suitability for screening by using a risk algorithm.

Life Line Screening is the largest and leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings in the US. It includes vascular-associated diseases. They have screened more than 8 million people. The lifeline database has provided the basis for scores of peer-reviewed journal articles. His role includes supervising the panel of board certified physicians who review the ultrasounds. It is in charge of quality assurance, research efforts, and overview of the marketing for clinical correctness. Andy is also the chair of the Scientific Advisory Network. It consists of prominent clinical specialists and academicians worldwide. Dr. Manganaro states that the technology plays a vital role. Lifeline Screening utilizes a state of the art technology. Most doctors and the patients have embraced the practice. They do marketing campaigns to present the benefits to the scientific community through the lifeline database and publications.

Lifeline Screening offers preventive screenings that are safe, non-invasive, quick, and painless. They include ultrasounds screenings, finger stick screenings, and limited electrocardiograph. The ultrasounds of the carotid arteries, abdominal aorta, and measurements of the ankle brachial index to assess the presence of peripheral vascular disease are done. Screenings for osteoporosis and EKG screening for the presence of atrial fibrillation and gamut of blood tests related to cardiovascular and other abnormalities are also offered. The results provide the patient and the doctor with the health status of the patient so that treatment can begin and lifestyle changes can be made before serious health problems occur.

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