Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis
Note: This is a draft Evidence Report. This draft is distributed solely for the purpose of receiving public input. It has not been disseminated otherwise by the USPSTF. It does not represent and should not be interpreted to represent a USPSTF determination or policy.
For information on how the Evidence-based Practice Center performs systematic evidence reviews and develops Evidence Reports, go to http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf08/methods/procmanual4.htm.
This draft Evidence Report supports a draft Recommendation Statement that was also available for public comment. To read the accompanying draft Recommendation Statement on Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis, go to http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf13/cas/casdraftrec.htm.
This draft Evidence Report was available for comment from February 18 until March 17, 2014 at 5:00 p.m., ET. The resulting Evidence Report will form the basis of the USPSTF's final Recommendation Statement on this topic.
Document Available for Public Comment: Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis: A Systematic Evidence Review and Meta-Analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (PDF File, 1.5 MB; PDF Help)
AHRQ Publication No. 13-05178-EF-1
Current as of March 2014
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis: Draft Evidence Report. AHRQ Publication No. 13-05178-EF-1. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf13/cas/casdraftrep.htm