14th Diastology & New Echo Technologies Summit

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Robotic mitral valve surgery is contraindicated by:  
    • A. 

      Severe aortic regurgitation

    • B. 

      Anterior leaflet prolapse

    • C. 

      Atrial fibrillation

    • D. 

      Tricuspid regurgitation

  • 2. 
    Benefits of less invasive surgical options include:  (Select all answers that apply)
    • A. 

      Less blood usage

    • B. 

      Shorter recovery time

    • C. 

      Lower risk of wound infection

    • D. 

      None of the above answers are correct

  • 3. 
    Percutaneous aortic valve replacement is currently contraindicated by:
    • A. 

      A bicuspid aortic valve

    • B. 

      Severe ascending aortic calcification

    • C. 

      History of aortic valve replacement with a bioprosthesis regurgitation

  • 4. 
    The most common cause of diastolic heart failure is:
    • A. 

      Constrictive pericarditis

    • B. 

      Dilated cardiomyopathy

    • C. 

      Hypertension

    • D. 

      Coronary artery disease

    • E. 

      Restrictive cardiomyopathy

  • 5. 
    Can clinical evaluation distinguish systolic from diastolic dysfunction?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 6. 
    Tissue Doppler is a more accurate assessment of myocardial health than traditional hemodynamic Doppler because: 
    • A. 

      It does not depend on variables contributing to filling pressures

    • B. 

      It depends on variables contributing to filling pressures

    • C. 

      It samples Doppler velocities from a large sample volume

  • 7. 
    Left ventricular chamber opacification with contrast can be improved by using which mechanical index (MI) setting? 
    • A. 

      MI 1.5 or greater

    • B. 

      MI between 1.0 – 1.5

    • C. 

      MI between 0.1 – 0.8

  • 8. 
    The best estimate of normal versus elevated filling pressures: (note:  in the answer b and c, E/e^1 should be interpreted as E/e1)
    • A. 

      Comes from the use of transmitral velocity and pulmonary vein

    • B. 

      Comes from the use of E/e^1 ratio

    • C. 

      Requires integration of 2D Echo findings, transmitral and pulmonary velocities, estimates of PA systolic pressure and E/e^1 ratio

    • D. 

      Comes from using the mitral E/A ratio and IVRT

  • 9. 
    Contrast for LV opacification in stress echo is contraindicated.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Constriction can be differentiated from restriction using which of the following:
    • A. 

      Interventricular dependence

    • B. 

      Prolonged deceleration time

    • C. 

      Stage 1 diastolic filling

    • D. 

      Normal IVC size

    • E. 

      Lack of respiratory Doppler variation

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