Joelle Reizes - June 20, 2013
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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