Worthing, United Kingdom (PressExposure) September 02, 2014 -- Life Line Screening, the UK's leading provider of community-based health screening events, has conducted a survey that highlights the importance of early warnings in the war against heart disease.
The study involved 343 randomly selected leaders in vascular surgery, neurology and cardiology across the UK and the US. When asked if they supported health checks beyond cholesterol and blood pressure monitoring for people deemed to be at risk, a huge majority agreed; 270 (around 8 in 10) supported the kind of essential preventative screenings that Life Line offer.
In response to the survey, one physician highlighted the long-term cost savings for healthcare that could arise through preventive action, while another said they believed the pain and suffering potentially avoided through early checks outweighs any negatives associated with the service. One specialist asked:
"How can you prevent if you aren't allowed to look?"
Speaking about the findings, Dr. Mohsen Chabok, Life Line Screening's Clinical Director praised the support shown by the physicians who responded to the survey, saying:
"The fact that the majority of these professionals stand in favour of preventive cardiovascular screenings just goes to show how vital early screening is, to both the public and healthcare in general. It's my firm belief that this study brings the experts here at Life Line one step closer to fulfilling our vision - that of becoming the Trusted Leading Healthcare Partner in Prevention & Wellness.
"Doctors and patients alike have demonstrated tremendous faith in our screenings since Life Line was founded more than 20 years ago. Now, with the demonstrated support of physicians, even more people will have confidence in what we do and as a direct result, many more lives could be improved."
For more details about the survey results or Life Line Screening, its mission and the services it provides, head to http://www.lifelinescreening.co.uk or call 0808 129 4886. For details of the next local screening event taking place, visit the company website.
Life Line Screening UK Ltd
31 Chatsworth Road
Tel: 0808 129 4886
About Life Line Screening:
Founded in 1993 in the US and launched in the UK in 2007, Life Line Screening offers wellness checks that seek to identify unrecognised health problems and encourage clients to seek follow-up care with their own physicians. In Britain alone, Life Line screens almost 70,000 people every year at more than 2,000 events held all over the country.