Vena contracta – Cardiology MCQ

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Pick the wrong statement about vena contracta:

  1. Measurement of the Vena Contracta is one of the methods for quantification of mitral regurgitation
  2. Vena contracta is the narrowest region of the neck of the mitral regurgitation flow at the regurgitant orifice
  3. Width of vena contracta will correspond to the diameter of the effective regurgitant orifice (ERO)
  4. Vena contracta is measured in a view with the ultrasound beam parallel to the flow

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