Middle cardiac vein

The middle cardiac vein commences at the apex of the heart; ascends in the posterior longitudinal sulcus, and ends in the coronary sinus near its right extremity.

Middle cardiac vein
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Base and diaphragmatic surface of heart. (Middle cardiac vein labeled at bottom.)
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Details
Drains toCoronary sinus
ArteryPosterior interventricular artery
Identifiers
LatinVena cardiaca media,
vena cordis media
TA98A12.3.01.009
TA24165
FMA4713
Anatomical terminology

StructureEdit

VariationEdit

The middle cardiac vein has a constant location on the surface of the ventricles.[1]

Clinical significanceEdit

The middle cardiac vein is useful for epicardial access to the inferior side of the ventricles.[2]

ReferencesEdit

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

  1. ^ Worley, Seth J. (2017-01-01), Ellenbogen, Kenneth A.; Wilkoff, Bruce L.; Kay, G. Neal; Lau, Chu-Pak (eds.), "30 - Coronary Sinus Lead Implantation", Clinical Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization Therapy (Fifth Edition), Elsevier, pp. 739–834, ISBN 978-0-323-37804-8, retrieved 2021-01-08
  2. ^ Issa, Ziad F.; Miller, John M.; Zipes, Douglas P. (2012-01-01), Issa, Ziad F.; Miller, John M.; Zipes, Douglas P. (eds.), "Chapter 27 - Epicardial Ventricular Tachycardia", Clinical Arrhythmology and Electrophysiology: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease (Second Edition), Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, pp. 608–617, ISBN 978-1-4557-1274-8, retrieved 2021-01-08

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