Middle cardiac vein

Middle cardiac vein
Vein: Middle cardiac vein
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Base and diaphragmatic surface of heart. (Middle cardiac vein labeled at bottom.)
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ARTERIES:
RCA = right coronary
AB = atrial branches
SANB = sinuatrial nodal
RMA = right marginal
LCA = left coronary
CB = circumflex branch
LAD/AIB = anterior interventricular
LMA = left marginal
PIA/PDA = posterior descending
AVN = atrioventricular nodal

VEINS:
SCV = small cardiac
ACV = anterior cardiac
AIV/GCV = great cardiac
MCV = middle cardiac
CS = coronary sinus
Latin vena cardiaca media, vena cordis media
Gray's subject #166 642
Drains to coronary sinus
Artery posterior interventricular artery

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.

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