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This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis.
Release Date: December 2007
- The USPSTF recommends against screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the general adult population.
Grade: D Recommendation.
Recommendation Statement (PDF File, 330 KB; PDF Help)
Supporting Article (PDF File, 285 KB; PDF Help)
Clinical Summary (PDF File, 240 KB; PDF Help)
Report of the Evidence (PDF File, 700 KB; PDF Help)
Update on Methods: Estimating Certainty and Net Benefit (PDF File, 200 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 many of its documents for public comment, including draft Research Plans and draft Recommendation Statements. As a result, the final Recommendation Statement is not yet available.
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.
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Current as of April 2013
Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis, Topic Page. April 2013. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsacas.htm