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

Ned Calonge, Diana B. Petitti, Thomas G. DeWitt, Leon Gordis, Kimberly D. Gregory, Russell Harris, Kenneth W. Kizer, Michael L. LeFevre, Carol Loveland-Cherry, Lucy N. Marion, Virginia A. Moyer, Judith K. Ockene, George F. Sawaya, Albert L. Siu, Steven M. Teutsch, Barbara P. Yawn

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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).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)854-859
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Volume147
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 18 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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