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Friday, 17 May 2013

Q&A : Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Q : All the following regarding hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are true, except :
1-It may present with chest pain
2-It's characterized by diastolic dysfunction
3-ECG is usually normal
4-Verapamil should be avoided
5-Sudden death may occur during exercise

A :  The answer is 4  ( Treatment with verapamil (and beta-blockers as well ) is rather indicated ).

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