MCQs for Cardiothoracic Surgery

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1.  The most common cause of death due to untreated Mitral Stenosis is:

A. Systemic Embolism.
B. Pulmonary Embolism.
C. Infective Endocarditis.
D. Heart Failure.
E. Sudden Death.


Answer:  D

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2. The mean survival in severe Mitral stenosis and severe pulmonary hypertension is:

A. 1 year.
B. 3 years.
C. 5 years.
D. 10 years.
E. 15 years.

Answer:  B

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3. Which of the following about ball-cage valves is correct?

A. the only one in clinical use is the Starr-Edwards 1260
B. antegrade blood flows around the silastic ball
C. ball-cage valves are associated with significant turbulent and shear stresses
D. the hemodynamic performance of the ball-cage valves are excellent


Answer: A, B & C.
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