Small cardiac vein

Dr Vincent Tatco and Dr Craig Hacking et al.

The small cardiac vein is a vein of the heart which accompanies the acute marginal artery from the RCA. It courses in the right posterior atrioventricular groove and drains into the coronary sinus close to it’s termination but may drain directly into the right atrium. It drains the right ventricle. It may receive one or several of the anterior cardiac veins but these usually drain the anterior surface of the right ventricle directly into the right atrium.

Thoracic anatomy
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Article information

rID: 54184
Systems: Cardiac, Vascular
Section: Anatomy
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