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Left Marginal Vein of Heart
Cardiovascular System

Left Marginal Vein of Heart

Vena marginalis sinistra cordis

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Quick Facts

Origin: Lateral aspect of left ventricle.

Course: Superiorly along left cardiac border.

Tributaries: Small unnamed veins.

Drainage: Left ventricle.

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Origin

The left marginal vein originates on the left ventricle.

Course

It courses with the left marginal artery as it travels superiorly along the left cardiac border. It drains into the great cardiac vein or the coronary sinus (Standring, 2016, Tubbs et al., 2016).

Tributaries

The left marginal vein is formed by the union of small unnamed veins.

Structures Drained

The left marginal vein contributes to the venous drainage of the left ventricle.

References

Standring, S. (2016) Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice. Gray's Anatomy Series 41 edn.: Elsevier Limited.

Tubbs, R. S., Shoja, M. M. and Loukas, M. (2016) Bergman's Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation. Wiley.

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