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Collaboration Between Life Line Screening and Oxford University Produces Cardiovascular Disease Findings

admin - June 19, 2013



Oxford Univeristy and Life Line Screening study

New research developed from collaboration between Life Line Screening and Oxford University shows that certain chronic cardiovascular diseases occur an estimated 10 years earlier among men compared to women. The findings will be presented by Oxford University at the Society for Vascular Medicine 2013 Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions.

Data was collected from more than 290,000 vascular screenings performed by Life Line Screening between the years 2008 to 2012 in the U.K. and Ireland. Results from the data point to evidence that incidence rates of chronic cardiovascular conditions such as abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), the narrowing of a main artery in the neck, irregular heartbeat, and circulatory problems affecting the legs all rise with increased age. The data also shows that women tend to develop these types of conditions approximately 10 years later than men.

“We are pleased to be able to work with such a prestigious organization as University of Oxford in order to enhance the available database of research around preventable cardiovascular conditions – which represent one of the most significant and costly global health issues today,” said Dr. Andrew Manganaro, M.D., FACC, FACS, Chief Medical Officer of Life Line Screening in a press release.

Life Line Screening and the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU) at Oxford University are also working together on another study that investigates the rates of and risk factors for dangerous vascular conditions. Information used for this study is also drawn from Life Line Screening’s large database of patient preventive health screening results. Findings should help determine the influence of major risk factors like smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity on “silent killers” known as vascular conditions.

“At Life Line Screening, our mission is to help patients improve their health outcomes by providing the right screening at the right time,” Dr. Manganaro said. “Leveraging our screening data to further the research of leading institutions like Oxford is yet another way we can advance this goal and ultimately drive better population health.”

To read more about the collaboration between Life Line Screening and Oxford University along with the research findings, view the press release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/rxtimes/20130613005215/en/Life-Line-Screening-Oxford-University-Present-Preliminary.

Learn more about the preventive health screenings provided by Life Line Screening to see how a proactive approach to health can benefit you in more ways than one. Identify risk of disease before it becomes catastrophic or find the peace of mind you deserve today.

 




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