Small cardiac vein

Small cardiac vein

Base and diaphragmatic surface of heart (small cardiac vein labeled at lower right.)

Drains to Coronary sinus
Latin Vena cardiaca parva,
vena cordis parva
TA A12.3.01.010
FMA 4714

Anatomical terminology

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.

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]


This article incorporates text in the public domain from 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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