Anterior cardiac veins

Anterior cardiac veins
Sternocostal surface of heart. (Anterior cardiac veins not labeled, but visible at left.)
Details
Drains toRight atrium
Identifiers
Latinvenae cardiacae anteriores,
venae ventriculi dextri anteriores
TA98A12.3.01.012
TA24168
FMA71567
Anatomical terminology

The anterior cardiac veins (or anterior veins of right ventricle) are a variable number of small veins (usually 2-5) which drain blood from the anterior portion of the right ventricle into the right atrium.

Anatomy

The right marginal vein frequently opens into the right atrium, and is therefore sometimes regarded as belonging to this group.[citation needed]

Fate

Unlike most cardiac veins, the anterior cardiac veins do not end in the coronary sinus; instead, they drain directly into the anterior wall of[citation needed] the right atrium.


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