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).
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