Cvs - Ar (5)

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  • 1. 
    The most common cause of aortic regurgitation
    • A. 

      Bicuspid aortic valve

    • B. 

      Rheumatic heart disease

    • C. 

      Marfan syndrome

    • D. 

      Whipple disease

  • 2. 
    Physical examination finding in chronic aortic regurgitation
    • A. 

      Becker sign

    • B. 

      Corrigan pulse ("water-hammer" pulse)

    • C. 

      Traube sign ("pistol-shot" pulse)

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Echocardiographic finding associated with poor prognosis in chronic aortic regurgitation and may require surgical intervention
    • A. 

      A left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 55%

    • B. 

      An LV end-systolic dimension > 45 mm

    • C. 

      LV hypertrophy

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Indication for long-term vasodilator therapy for aortic regurgitation
    • A. 

      Asymptomatic patients with moderate aortic regurgitation and ejection fraction findings within the reference range

    • B. 

      Symptomatic surgical candidates

    • C. 

      Nonsurgical candidates with chronic, severe aortic regurgitation

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Not an indication for surgical replacement of the aortic valve in chronic, severe aortic regurgitation
    • A. 

      Symptomatic patients

    • B. 

      Asymptomatic patients with a resting left ventricular LVEF ≤ 55%

    • C. 

      Asymptomatic patients with ejection fraction results within the reference range and LV end-systolic dimension < 50 mm or LV end-diastolic dilation < 70 mm

    • D. 

      Asymptomatic patients with LV dimension > 55 mm