For 35 years, Life Line Screening CMO Dr. Andrew Manganaro was in private practice for cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery. Over those years, he saw many cases where asymptomatic diseases had lingered for months or even years before the crisis moment hit, urgently bringing the patients through his doors. When he retired, he joined Life Link Screening to continue work, identifying those patients early enough to catch the diseases before they become life threatening.
In recent interviews, Dr. Andrew Manganaro discussed the directions and challenges that he foresees for the company as it continues to grow and develop within the health screening practice. The entire team at Life Line Screening works to screen, identify, and connect treatment for vascular diseases. When screening patients they will oftentimes use the limited electrocardiographs to detect atrial fibrillation, ultrasounds, and finger prick blood screenings to detect many other diseases such as cardiovascular and liver conditions. Many times, the screenings do not show any major conditions, but when they do, early detection can be crucial in treatment.
Blood tests are typically available even before you walk out the door, and other screening results will normally be mailed within fifteen days. At that time, Life Line Screening recommends taking them to the doctor for a full analysis and to see if anything needs to be acted upon.
Much of their information on diseases is also used by the academic and scientific communities to better treat and identify diseases early on. According to Dr. Andrew Manganaro, there have been over 8 million people screened by Life Line Screening based on the recommendation of their doctor or physician, and their database is referenced by many peer-reviewed journals.
As CMO, Dr. Andrew Manganaro’s role is to ensure that the panel of physicians are reviewing the screenings correctly, and other aspects of quality control. He also works closely with new and emerging technologies that the screening industry uses to detect disease.
Life Line Screening began in 1996. It has provided millions of people with the information they need to gain peace of mind or treatment for various asymptomatic conditions.