MCQ 19

MCQ 19
A 65-year-old woman presents to the outpatient department with complaints of fatigue and shortness of breath for the past four and a half months. The patient has a past medical history of breast cancer, diabetes mellitus, and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Her breast cancer was treated with a combination of radiation and chemotherapy and is now in remission. Her other medications include ranitidine and metformin. She has never traveled outside the United States. Her blood pressure is 130/70 mmHg, the pulse is 79/min and the temperature is 98.6 F (37 C). General physical examination shows conjunctival pallor, pedal edema and a rise in jugular venous pressure following inspiration. What is the definitive management of the patient’s condition?

A. Cardiac transplant
B. Myomectomy
C. Pericardiotomy
D. Pericardiectomy
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