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Ann Intern Med. 2007 Dec 18;147(12):854-9.

Screening for carotid artery stenosis: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement.

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  • Ann Intern Med. 2008 Feb 5;148(3):248.

Abstract

DESCRIPTION:

Update of the 1996 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force statement about screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis (CAS) in the general population.

METHODS:

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force examined the evidence on the natural history of CAS; systematic reviews of the accuracy of screening tests; observational studies of the harms of screening and treatment of asymptomatic CAS; and randomized, controlled trials of the benefits of treatment for CAS with carotid endarterectomy.

RECOMMENDATION:

Do not screen for asymptomatic CAS in the general adult population. (Grade D recommendation).

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