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Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis

This topic is in the process of being updated. Please go to the Update in Progress section to see the latest documents available.


This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis.


Current Recommendation

Release Date: December 2007

  • The USPSTF recommends against screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the general adult population.
    Grade: D Recommendation.

Supporting Documents

Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 330 KB; PDF Help)
Evidence Report (PDF File, 285 KB; PDF Help)
Clinical Summary (PDF File, 240 KB; PDF Help)
Evidence Synthesis (PDF File, 700 KB; PDF Help)
Patient Brochures and Clinician Fact Sheets

Update in Progress

In an effort to make the USPSTF recommendations clearer and its processes more transparent, the Task Force is sharing drafts of its draft Research Plans, Evidence Reports, and Recommendation Statements for public comment. As a result, the final Recommendation Statement is not yet available.

Supporting Documents

Research Plan

USPSTF members work with researchers from an independent Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) to create a Research Plan that guides the systematic review of the evidence. The Research Plan consists of an analytic framework, key questions, and a literature search strategy or research approach.

Research Plan Related Items
Final Research Plan NA

Evidence Report

The research team at the EPC independently gathers and reviews the available published evidence to address the questions posed by the USPSTF. The resulting draft Evidence Report is critiqued by national subject matter experts and posted for public comment before being finalized.

Evidence Report Related Items
Draft Evidence Report for Public Comment
(February 18–March 17, 2014)
N/A

Recommendation Statement

The USPSTF reviews the evidence, evaluates the benefits and harms of the clinical preventive service, and discusses and develops one or more preliminary specific recommendations. The resulting draft Recommendation Statement is posted on this Web site for public comment before being finalized.

Recommendation Statement Related Items
Draft Recommendation Statement for Public Comment
(February 18–March 17, 2014)
Consumer Fact Sheet (PDF File, 121 KB; PDF Help)

Current as of March 2014


Internet Citation:

Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis, Topic Page. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsacas.htm


 


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