LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- February is the time to say "I heart you!" Not only is February the month of Valentine's Day, it is also American Heart Month, and Longevity Screenings has some good news for both your heart and your sweetheart.
Although heart disease remains the biggest killer in the United States and 1 in 3 women will die of the disease, Longevity wants you to know that the tools to catch and prevent heart disease are now more accessible than ever.
During the month of February, Longevity will offer echocardiograms to the public for the reduced cost of $150; they are regularly $1000 - $3000 in most major U.S. hospitals. The echocardiogram is an effective way to screen for heart disease. It is a painless screening that uses ultrasound waves to take images of the heart without harmful side effects.
After the 30-minute screening is complete, participants will receive a report of the findings from the Ultrasound Technician. A Board Certified Radiologist will then review each report and the results will be mailed to the participant's home.
"I would encourage everyone who cares about their heart health to seriously consider the Longevity echocardiogram," says Dr. Jeffrey Bruss, Board Certified Cardiologist.
Since echocardiograms are not usually covered by health insurance providers to Americans without symptoms of heart disease, doctors cannot comfortably prescribe this important preventive heart disease screening. Consequently, Americans are forced to wait for symptoms of heart disease to manifest into more advanced stages before they receive their first echocardiogram. This often results in patients losing critical time to treat the disease.
For every person screened this February, Longevity will donate $10 to a charitable heart foundation to help further research and advocacy. Some complimentary screening will be provided to those that cannot afford it.
For over 17 years, Longevity has been a leader in corporate wellness. This month, Longevity is making this life-saving screening available to the public for the first time.
Screening dates are available in L.A., Orange, San Diego and Riverside counties. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please visit http://earlydetectionsaveslives.com/.
Nothing says I love you like the gift of good health.