Pathology of the Heart and Blood Vessels Quiz

1. All of the following conditions are correctly paired with their corresponding pathologic findings, EXCEPT

a. Systemic Hypertension – concentric hypertrophy of the left ventricle

b. Hemangiosarcoma – well demarcated, minimally invasive mass on the epicardial surface

c. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – systolic anterior motion of mitral valve leaflet causing left ventricular outflow tract obstruction

d. Parvovirus – necrotizing myocarditis


2. Which of the following is TRUE regarding myxomatous mitral valve disease?

a. The most common sequela of MMVD is right ventricular enlargement

b. It typically is first identified as a medical emergency

c. It is also referred to as ‘endocarditis’

d. Grossly, the free edges of valves are thickened typically with opaque white nodules


3. Which of the following diseases is most consistently associated with left ventricular concentric hypertrophy?

a. Subaortic stenosis

b. Dirofilariasis

c. Heaves with chronic alveolar emphysema

d. Pulmonic stenosis


4. Which pathologic finding is least consistent with the clinical picture for idiopathic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

a. Concentric hypertrophy of left ventricle

b. Myosin binding protein C genetic mutation in Maine coon cats

c. Left ventricular dilation with markedly reduced contractile function

d. Atrial thrombus formation


5. Which of the following is NOT thought to be a cause of cardiomyopathy or myocardial disease?

a. Red maple leaf toxicity

b. Taurine deficiency

c. Doxorubicin

d. Selenium-vit E deficiency