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You see a 34-year-old man for his annual review for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. 

Which one of the following is not considered a risk factor for sudden death?

a. Non-sustained VT (rate 200 bpm) on 48-hour Holter monitor
b. Two syncopal episodes in childhood
c. A history of sudden death in his paternal uncle at age 24 years
d. Blood pressure drop of 40 mmHg on treadmill testing
e. Asymmetrical septal hypertrophy up to 34 mm

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You are looking after a 34-year-old man as an inpatient after admission with a type A thoracic aortic dissection. 

Which one of the following would make you think that Loeys–Dietz syndrome is a more likely cause than Marfan syndrome?

a. Dural ectasia
b. Ectopia lentis
c. Myopia
d. Widely spaced eyes
e. Mitral valve prolapse

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Which one of the following genes is not associated with aortic disease?

a. Fibrillin
b. MYH11
d. Elastin
e. KCNH2

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You see a family in clinic who have a dominantly inherited SCN5A (cardiac sodium channel) mutation.

Which one of the following cardiac problems would you not expect to be due to this?

a. Brugada syndrome
b. Long QT syndrome
c. Atrial fibrillation
d. Sick sinus syndrome
e. Catecholaminergic paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia

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You are seeing a 34-year-old man with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). He has a family history of LVH, as shown in the pedigree in Figure below

Which one of the following is the most appropriate differential diagnosis of the cause?

a. Sarcomere gene mutation, mitochondrial DNA mutation, or Fabry disease
b. Sarcomere gene mutation or laminopathy
c. Sarcomere gene mutation or Fabry disease
d. Fabry disease
e. Sarcomere gene mutation

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