USMLE Question of the Week

Cardiopulmonary Findings in a Newborn for USMLE

In Episode 7 of Med School Question of the Week for USMLE, Leigh Finnegan answers the following:

A 37-year-old G1P1001 delivers a 38-week female infant via spontaneous vaginal delivery. At birth, the infant is noted to have slanted palpebral fissures, a single palmar crease, and a wide gap between the first and second toes. A murmur is auscultated on cardiac exam, and a congenital heart defect is suspected. What is most likely to be present on further evaluation?

  • Narrowing of the aorta
  • Severe regurgitation between the ventricles and the atria
  • Pulmonary stenosis with overriding aorta
  • Abnormal connection between the pulmonary artery and the aorta
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Severe regurgitation between the ventricles and the atria

Leigh Finnegan

Leigh received her B.A. from Georgetown University with a degree in English and mathematics, and received her Doctor of Medicine from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2019. She enjoys cooking vegetarian food and running on the Schuylkill River Trail.

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