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Category: Surgery--->Thoracic Aneurysms and Aortic Dissection
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The most common cause of death in patients with type IV Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is:

a. Myocardial infarction
b. Aortic dissection
c. Ruptured visceral artery
d. Pulmonary emboli

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The most common presenting symptom in patients with an ascending thoracic aneurysm is:

a. Anterior chest pain
b. Posterior chest pain
c. Aortic valve insufficiency
d. Sudden death

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a. Type I and type IV generally require early and aggressive intervention
b. Are uncommon
c. Can occur during the initial procedure or over time
d. Are benign

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The most useful imaging study for thoracic aneurysms is:

a. Echocardiography
b. Computed tomography (CT) scan
c. Magnetic resonance angiography
d. Aortography

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A patient with Marfan syndrome who has undergone "aortic surgery" most likely had:

a. Aortic valve annuloplasty (annular plication)
b. Aortic root replacement (valve and ascending aorta)
c. Total arch replacement with reattachment of the brachiocephalic branches
d. Elephant trunk repair of thoracic aneurysm

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