USMLE Step 1 - Question 21

A 22 year old female is noted to have a reduced upper to lower body segment ratio, positive Walker and Steinberg signs, and pectus carinatum. Her father died suddenly at the age of 34. She is subsequently diagnosed with Marfan’s syndrome. Which of the following was the likely cause of death of her father?

A. Mitral valve prolapse

B. Aortic valve regurgitation

C. Myocardial infarction

D. Aortic dissection

E. Congestive heart failure