Questionnaire 1

Before completing this questionnaire, please read Cardio Update article: Back to the basics: Screening for the risk of Sudden Cardiac Death By James A. Kuo, M.D.; Alison Ellison, R.N., P.N.P.; Robert M. Campbell, M.D.


1. Which of the following is not a common cause of sudden cardiac death?


Long QT syndrome
Ventricular septal defects
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Anomalous coronary artery
None of the above


2. Which of the following is not an important historical finding related to screening for sudden cardiac death according to the American Heart Association?


Exertional chest pain
Relative who died suddenly at age 25 of an unexplained cause
Unexplained syncope
Tingling of the hands and feet
None of the above


3. Which of the following is not an important physical finding related to screening for sudden cardiac death according to the AHA?


Tenderness to palpation of the chest/sternum
Heart murmur
No palpable femoral pulses
Tall, thin patient with loose joints and severe myopia
None of the above


4. True or false: Unexplained seizures or congenital deafness may be related to long QT syndrome?


True
False


5. True or false: Screening for risk of sudden cardiac death only starts in adolescence.


True
False