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Myocarditis: Quiz


Question 1: A small tissue sample of the endocardium and myocardium is taken, and investigated by a pathologist by ________ and—if necessary—immunochemistry and special staining methods.
MicroscopyMass spectrometrySpectroscopyAnalytical chemistry

Question 2: It can cause a mild disease without any symptoms that resolves itself, or it may cause chest pain, ________, or sudden death.
Myocardial infarctionHypertrophic cardiomyopathyAtrial fibrillationHeart failure

Question 3: The gold standard is still ________ of the myocardium, generally done in the setting of angiography.

Question 4: The ________ (ECG) findings most commonly seen in myocarditis are diffuse T wave inversions; saddle-shaped ST-segment elevations may be present (these are also seen in pericarditis).
Circulatory systemBlood pressureCardiopulmonary resuscitationElectrocardiography

Question 5: It resembles a ________ but coronary arteries are not blocked.
Myocardial infarctionIschaemic heart diseaseHeart failureCoronary artery disease

Question 6: ________ (leading to edema, breathlessness and hepatic congestion)
Heart failureAtrial fibrillationHypertrophic cardiomyopathyMyocardial infarction

Question 7: Bacterial (brucella, Corynebacterium diphtheriae, gonococcus, ________, Actinomyces, Tropheryma whipplei, Vibrio cholerae, Borrelia burgdorferi, leptospirosis, Rickettsia)
Pathogenic bacteriaTyphoid feverHelicobacter pyloriHaemophilus influenzae

Question 8: For patients with moderate to severe dysfunction, cardiac function can be supported by use of inotropes such as Milrinone in acute phase followed by oral therapy with ________ (Captopril, Lisinopril) when tolerated.
Angiotensin II receptor antagonistACE inhibitorAntihypertensive drugRenin inhibitor

Question 9: ________ is reserved for patients who fail to improve with conventional therapy.
SurgeryOrgan transplantICD-9-CM Volume 3Heart transplantation

Question 10: Autoantigens (scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosis, ________, systemic vasculitis such as Churg-Strauss syndrome, Wegener's granulomatosis)
TuberculosisSarcoidosisLung cancerNeurosarcoidosis

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