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cobweb icon Archived: Carotid Artery Stenosis: Screening, December 2007

Original Release Date: December 2007

This version of this topic is currently archived and inactive. It should be used for historical purposes only.

Archived: Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendations

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The USPSTF recommends against screening for asmptomatic carotid artery stenosis (CAS) in the general adult population. 


Go to Table 1 for a description of the USPSTF grades and Table 2 for a description of the USPSTF classification of levels of certainty regarding net benefit.

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Archived: Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

Current as of: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Carotid Artery Stenosis: Screening, December 2007. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.

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