HealthDay - Dr. Peter Faries: "No Need to Screen All Adults for Clogged Neck Arteries, Experts Say"

Adults in the general population should not be screened for narrowing of the neck arteries, according to a draft recommendation from the influential United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

New York, NY
 – February 17, 2014  –– 

Peter Faries, MD, Professor of Surgery and Radiology at The Mount Sinai Hospital, who was not involved in drafting the new recommendations, explained that a buildup of fatty deposits in the carotid artery can lead to "narrowing or blockage of the blood flow to the brain. These carotid narrowings, or stenosis, can lead to a stroke in the patients that have them." Learn more