Who should be screen for atherosclerotic disease of the carotid artery?

Updated: Oct 04, 2018
  • Author: Jake F Hemingway, MD; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Answer

In the absence of symptoms, screening is warranted for patients aged 65 years or older who have one or more of the following:

  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • History of smoking
  • Hypercholesterolemia 

Screening is warranted for all patients with carotid-territory ischemic symptoms.


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