Small cardiac vein

The small cardiac vein runs in the coronary sulcus between the right atrium and ventricle and opens into the right extremity of the coronary sinus.

Small cardiac vein
Base and diaphragmatic surface of heart (small cardiac vein labeled at lower right.)
Details
Drains toCoronary sinus
Identifiers
LatinVenae cardiacae minimae,
vena cordis parva
TAA12.3.01.010
FMA4714
Anatomical terminology

It receives blood from the posterior portion of the right atrium and ventricle.

It may drain to the coronary sinus, right atrium, middle cardiac vein, or be absent.[1]

References

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

  1. Paul A. Iaizzo (7 July 2009). Handbook of Cardiac Anatomy, Physiology, and Devices. Springer. pp. 83–. ISBN 978-1-60327-371-8. Retrieved 31 October 2010.
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