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Life Line Screening C.M.O. Dr. Andrew Manganaro Addresses New FAQ

Joelle Reizes - June 20, 2013



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Life Line Screening C.M.O., Dr. Andrew Manganaro MD, FACS, FACC

The FAQ section of the Life Line Screening site addresses many questions and concerns our screening participants have. We constantly strive to answer any and all questions about our preventive health screenings. That’s why we regularly update our FAQs to feature new, commonly asked questions with the answers you’re looking for.

While all screenings are reviewed by board-certified physicians who are licensed in your state, we urge all participants to share their screening results with their doctors. We include a detailed report of the health screening results within 21 days of each participant’s screening. From there, it is highly recommended that participants discuss the results with their own personal physician who can suggest the best next course of treatment.

Below, Life Line Screening Chief Medical Officer Dr. Andrew Manganaro answers a question that many physicians may be faced with after patients share their health screening results.

Q. My patient went to Life Line Screening and had 60 percent carotid stenosis. What would you do?

A. Naturally, there’s no way I can speak to the specifics of any one patient but, in general, an asymptomatic patient with a 60% carotid artery stenosis can be treated with life style modification (no smoking, diet and weight control, etc) to lower the future atherosclerotic burden as well as the appropriate use of statins and anti-platelet agents such as daily aspirin and yearly ultrasound surveillance of the carotids. Also, one should be sure that the patient has a clear understanding of the symptoms of carotid plaque embolization (TIA) such as amaurosis fugax, transient lateralized weakness or transient expressive or receptive aphasia. 

Read more frequently asked questions in our FAQ section now.




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2 Comments so far
  1. DR CAROLYN TORRILLO - April 18, 2014 at 10:45 am

    I’ve written for my patient to have an (ultrasound) CAROTID INTIMA MEDIA THICKNESS TEST.
    And, my patient asked me if your Life Line Screening exam (re- ultrasound of the carotid arteries) the SAME as the CIMT test I have ordered for him.
    However, I am unable to determine if they are the same, based upon multiple conversations with various representatives that answer the registration telephone number for Life Line Screening.
    Would you be so kind as to tell me if you are infact performing the CIMT test, and if not, what exactly are you measuring & assessing during your carotid screening exam?
    Thank you for your time and have a splendid day.
    Sincerely,
    Dr Carolyn Torrillo

  2. Joelle Reizes - May 9, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Thank you for writing us Dr. Torrillo. While CIMT can be a valuable screening tool it is not something that we are currently using as part of our protocols or criteria. To answer the question on what criteria we are currently using to classify disease, we utilize the presence of plaque and the velocity of blood flow. Our protocols are intended to screen for the presence of disease and if disease is found further diagnostic studies are often appropriate. If you have other questions, our Director of Clinical Operations, Kevin DeWeese, RDCS, RVS, is happy to answer them for you. He can be reached at kevin.deweese@llsa.com.


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Joelle Reizes

I am the Communications Director at Life Line Screening with more than 15 years of experience in the field of health communications, much of it specifically working with health screening programs. Read More.

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