Question of the Week # 201

201) A 16 year old male athlete is rushed to the Emergency Room after he collapsed during a basket ball match.  In the Emergency Room, he is found to be in cardiac arrest  and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation is begun as per ACLS protocol. A electrocardiogram reveals ventricular fibrillation which is successfully defibrillated with 200 joules. The patient is currently awake but confused. His mother is present at the bed-side and denies any family history of sudden cardiac death. Which of the following is the most common cause of sudden death in young athletes?

A) Aortic dissection

B) Long QT syndrome

C) Blunt trauma to the chest

D) Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy

E) Mitral valve prolapse

3 Responses

  1. d

  2. D)

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