Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

@article{Jonas2014ScreeningFA,
  title={Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force},
  author={D. Jonas and C. Feltner and H. Amick and Stacey L. Sheridan and Z. Zheng and D. Watford and J. Carter and C. Rowe and R. Harris},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={161},
  pages={336-346}
}
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability (1). An estimated 7 million U.S. adults have had a stroke, and roughly 75% were first attacks (2). Ischemic strokes account for nearly 90% of all strokes in the United States (3). Carotid artery stenosis (CAS) causes approximately 10% of ischemic strokes (4). Carotid artery stenosis refers to atherosclerotic narrowing of the extracranial carotid arteriesspecifically, the internal carotid arteries or the common and internal carotid arteries. The… Expand
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