A 26-year-old woman presents for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. She has a family history of sudden death and was found to have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Which of the following is a TRUE statement


A) Decreased systemic vascular resistance following induction can be beneficial since it increases cardiac output
B) Beta blockers will worsen stroke volume in HCM
C) Reverse Trendelenburg position during laparoscopy can worsen the systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve leaflet
D) The gradient across the aortic valve will be likely to be higher than the gradient across left ventricular outflow tract