Aortic Stenosis MCQs
QUESTION: Aortic stenosis presenting in an adult may result from which of the following?
a. Congenital bicuspid valve
b. Marfan’s syndrome
c. Rheumatic fever
e. Bacterial endocarditis
The answer is A and C.
Aortic stenosis presenting in an adult may result from rheumatic fever or from a congenital valvular deformity.
– A congenital bicuspid valve is suscrptible to endocarditis and eventually develops calcification and symptomatic stenosis
– Aortic insufficiency commonly follows bacterial endocarditis.
– Aortic insufficiency may also result from dilatation of the aortic annulus due to an ascending aortic aneurysm, as seen with Marfan’s syndrome or, more rarely, syphilis.
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