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Question 4#

You are referred a 28-year-old man following a private medical assessment which included echocardiography. This is reported as showing increased trabeculation. 

Which one of the following would not be associated with this being a pathological finding?

A. The trabeculations are predominantly in the right ventricle
B. He has exertional dyspnoea
C. The ratio of trabeculated to non-trabeculated myocardium is 2.8
D. There is an ejection fraction of 38%
E. His father died of a cerebrovascular accident

Correct Answer is A


The right ventricle is a common site for trabeculations occurring as a normal variant. All the other findings would raise concern that the trabeculations might represent pathological non-compaction.