Lifeline to offer screening at

Friday, September 8, 2006

Residents living in and around the Lewisburg, TN., community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. Life Line Screening will be at the Parkview Baptist Church on October 2. The site is located at 1380 W. Ellington Parkway in Lewisburg. Appointments will begin at

9 a.m.

A stroke, also known as a "brain attack", is ranked as the third leading killer in the world, and the second among women. Through preventive screenings, the risk of having a stroke can be greatly reduced.

Screenings are fast, painless and low cost. They involve the use of ultrasound technology, and scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which can lead to stroke, aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which are a strong predictor of heart disease. Also offered for men and women, is a bone density screening to assess their risk for osteoporosis.

"We feel your screening saved him from a stroke, if not death." Virginia and Billy Goss, Memphis, TN.

Each screening requires ten minutes or less to complete. A complete vascular screening package, including the Stroke/Carotid Artery, Abdonimal Aortic Aneurysm and Ankle Brachial Index (hardening of the arteries) screenings is $109. SIgn up for a complete vascular package; include the osteoporosis screening and pay only $129.

Life Line Screening was established in 1993, and has since become the nation's leading provider of vascular screenings. Over 75 ultrasound teams are on staff to travel to your local community, bringing the screeni