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Potentially life-saving screenings offered May 13


Last updated 4/25/2013 at Noon

A patient is checked for an abdominal aortic aneurysm by Life Line Screening.

FALLBROOK - Residents living in and around the greater Fallbrook area can be screened to identify and potentially reduce the risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. On May 13, Life Line Screening will be at Zion Lutheran Church, 1405 East Fallbrook St. to provide those screenings.

Screenings can help identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women.

Richard Bennet, who participated in a previous Life Line Screening event in the Los Angeles area learned that he had an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Bennet said, “I feel as though Life Line Screening saved my life…”

Life Line Screening shares the following information:

Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability 80 percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke.

Preventive ultrasound screenings can help avoid a stroke.

Screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient

Screening packages start at $159. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call toll-free (877) 237-1287 or visit Pre-registration is required.


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