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St. John’s Hospitals is pleased to partner with Life Line Screening, the nation’s largest provider of preventive screenings in order to help local residents identify their risk of stroke, vascular disease and osteoporosis before the catastrophic effects of these conditions can occur.
Special Discount Available Now
As a result of this partnership, a special discount is now available for member groups and patients at St. John’s Hospitals – comprehensive wellness screenings are available for $209, or stroke and vascular screenings are available for $139. To receive these two screenings at the special discounted rate, please call 866.964.5850 or schedule an appointment online at www.lifelinescreening.com and use priority code PSJH-001.
Overview of Available Screenings Offering these preventive services can help save lives and are painless and affordable. Symptoms are rarely present, and if they are, they are generally subtle or almost unnoticeable. In fact, half of all stroke victims are asymptomatic prior to their attacks. A simple screening may prevent death or disability. Screenings provided will include:
Carotid Artery Screening – Painless, non-invasive Doppler ultrasound is used to visualize the carotid arteries (the arteries that bring blood to the brain). The majority of strokes are caused by plaque buildup in these arteries.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening – Ultrasound is used to visualize the abdominal aorta, the largest artery in the body, to measure the diameter of the aorta. This measurement can indicate if there is a weakening in the aortic wall, which can cause a ballooning effect known as an aneurysm. Aneurysms can burst, and this is generally fatal.
Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening – PAD is also known as hardening of the arteries. Sufferers have a four- to six-fold increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Risk is evaluated through a measurement called the Ankle-Brachial Index, which is obtained by reading the systolic pressure in the ankle and arm.
Osteoporosis Screening – Ultrasound is used to estimate the bone density of the heel. This can indicate if there is a reduction in bone density, which may indicate the presence of osteoporosis. The heel is used because it is similar in composition to the hip, where disabling fractures often occur.
Atrial Fibrillation Screening – Atrial Fibrillation is an abnormal heart beat (arrhythmia) that affects the atria, the upper chambers of the heart, and is the most common form of sustained arrhythmia. Roughly 2.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, and for those over age 40, there is a 1 in 4 chance of developing the condition.
To register for a screening, please call 866.964.5850 or schedule an appointment online at www.lifelinescreening.com and use priority code PSJH-001.