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Anterior Interventricular Vein
Cardiovascular System

Anterior Interventricular Vein

Vena interventricularis anterior

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Quick Facts

Origin: Within the anterior interventricular sulcus near the apex of the heart.

Course: Superiorly.

Tributaries: Small unnamed veins.

Drainage: Left ventricle.

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The anterior interventricular vein arises near the apex of the heart within the anterior interventricular groove.


The anterior interventricular vein courses superiorly where it becomes the great cardiac vein.


The anterior interventricular vein is formed by the union of small unnamed veins.

Structures Drained

The anterior interventricular vein contributes to the drainage of the inferior portion of the left ventricle.

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