Right marginal vein

The right marginal vein is a small vein that drains blood from the heart.[1] It passes along the inferior margin of the heart and joins the small cardiac vein (sometimes known as the right coronary vein) in the coronary sulcus, or opens directly into the right atrium.

Right marginal vein
Sternocostal surface of heart (right marginal vein not labeled, but is visible at bottom left)
Drains toRight atrium
ArteryRight marginal artery
LatinVena marginalis dextra
Anatomical terminology


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 642 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  1. Standring, Susan. Gray's anatomy: the anatomical basis of clinical practice (41 ed.). Elsevier Limited. pp. 994–1023. ISBN 978-0-7020-5230-9.
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