Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
What is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening?
An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA), is a condition in which the aorta stretches and balloons in the belly region. When an abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs, it weakens the walls of the artery and can rupture or leak, causing bleeding into the abdomen.
When this occurs, it is a very serious medical emergency requiring immediate medical attention.
The Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening is part of Life Line Screening’s package that screens for your risk of Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease.
At Life Line Screening, we use ultrasound technology to take images and measurements of your abdominal aorta to identify plaque build-up which can contribute to stroke, heart disease, and aneurysms. Screenings can help provide peace of mind or early detection of chronic illnesses.
80% of stroke and heart disease can be preventable –American Heart Association*
See below for the components of our screening package.
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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Ultrasound is used to screen for the existence of an aneurysm (enlargement) in the abdominal aorta that could lead to a ruptured aortic artery.
Carotid Artery Screening (Plaque)
Ultrasound evaluation of the carotid arteries that screens for buildup of fatty plaque — the leading cause of strokes.
Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening
Uses ultrasound and blood pressure measurements to check for peripheral arterial disease (plaque build-up) in the lower extremities.
A quick and easy test using EKG electrodes placed on the arms and legs to identify the presence of an irregular heartbeat at the time of screening. Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke by 5 times.
An ultrasound measurement of the shin bone to determine abnormal bone mass density.
"If I hadn't gone to Life Line Screening I never would have known that my arteries were blocked as much as they were. Doctors don't check this unless something is wrong. By the time I got two more opinions and then had to wait six months to go back to the last doctor I was 95 % blocked. They brought me soon after that. I could have had a stroke. This was the best decision I have ever made." –Noreen O.
"I had considerable blockage in my carotid arteries, and no symptoms. Thanks to Life Line Screening for sending me the postcard that probably saved my life." –Sheri Rowney
**The testimonials reflect real life stories from Life Line Screening customers. Testimonials that include abnormal findings may not reflect the typical experience since most screening results are normal.