Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis in the General Population: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force

JAMA. 2021 Feb 2;325(5):487-489. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.20364.


This systematic review to support the 2021 US Preventive Services Task Force Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement on screening for carotid artery stenosis summarizes published evidence on the benefits and harms of screening and treatment of asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis in the general population.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Asymptomatic Diseases* / therapy
  • Carotid Arteries / diagnostic imaging*
  • Carotid Stenosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Carotid Stenosis / surgery
  • Endarterectomy, Carotid / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening* / adverse effects
  • Quality of Life
  • Risk Assessment
  • Stroke / prevention & control*