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Carotid Artery Stenosis, Screening, 2014

* Indicates an old grade definition


Recommendations: Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis

  • Carotid Artery Stenosis: Screening -- Adults
    Grade: D
    Specific Recommendations:

    The USPSTF recommends against screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the general adult population.

    Frequency of Service:

    No Frequency of Service information currently available.

    Risk Factor Information:

    The major risk factors for carotid artery stenosis include older age, male sex, hypertension, smoking, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes mellitus, and heart disease. Despite evidence on important risk factors, there are no externally validated, reliable methods to determine who is at increased risk for carotid artery stenosis or for stroke when carotid artery stenosis is present.

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