Screening to prevent stroke

Published: December, 2007

Some companies are pushing ultrasound carotid artery scans, but reducing primary risk factors is where the emphasis should be.

Mobile screening for stroke seems to be everywhere — at a YMCA in Newton, Iowa; an American Legion Post in Vienna, Va.; a community college in Tempe, Ariz. One of the largest mobile screening companies, Cleveland-based Life Line Screening, currently operates in 48 states. It and other companies measure stroke risk with ultrasound scans of the carotid arteries in the neck.

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