Screening for Carotid Artery Stenosis in Asymptomatic Adult Patients

Recommendation

Don’t screen for carotid artery stenosis (CAS) in asymptomatic adult patients.

  • There is good evidence that for adult patients with no symptoms of carotid artery stenosis, the harms of screening outweigh the benefits.
  • Screening could lead to non-indicated surgeries that result in serious harms, including death, stroke and myocardial infarction.