Middle cardiac vein

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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
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]



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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