Question Categories: Cardiovascular

PLAB03-145

Sameer is a 52 year old male who has had a routine ECG which reveals Atrial Fibrillation (AF). In which one of the following scenarios is rate control most likely to be appropriate compared to rhythm control?

PLAB03-141

Terry is 65 years old and has recently undergone Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening and unfortunately has been informed that he has a large aneurysm. Which one of the following statements is most correct?

PLAB03-142

Mark is 65 years old and has recently been invited to have Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening. He has been informed that he has an AAA measuring 3.9cm in size. He has no relevant family history. Which one of the following statements describes the appropriate management for him?

PLAB03-143

Mr Daniels is 57 years old and is a new patient on the cardiology ward with suspected infective endocarditis. He initially presented to his GP with fever, night sweats and a new cardiac murmur. You proceed to examine him. Which one of the following signs would be least consistent with a diagnosis of infective endocarditis?

PLAB03-144

After reviewing a 55 year old lady who presents with breathlessness on exertion and has multiple co-morbidities, a diagnosis of heart failure is suspected. Which one of the following would you not suspect as a cause for it?

PLAB03-107

Mr Smith is 60 years old and presents with sudden onset chest pain when walking to the supermarket. He was going past the GP surgery when the pain occurred and shouts for help. You are the duty doctor and go out to assess him in the car park. Mr Smith is known to have Hypertension …

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PLAB03-108

You speak to the on-call cardiology consultant about a 6 month old boy with congenital heart disease who is very unwell. Which one of the following conditions is an example of an acyanotic congenital heart condition?

PLAB03-090

You come across several raised NT-pro-BNP levels whilst working on the cardiology ward. Which one of the following factors is not known to contribute to a raised BNP?

PLAB03-050

A 61 year old woman has just been discharged from hospital following a Myocardial Infarction. Apart from being a heavy smoker she had no apparent risk factors and all blood test results are normal. Which one of the following medications is unlikely to be on her prescription list on discharge as a new medication?

PLAB03-051

A 24 year old man presents with three blood pressure readings of over 180/100. Which one of the following is an unlikely cause of this?

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