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Right Marginal Vein of Heart
Cardiovascular System

Right Marginal Vein of Heart

Vena marginalis dextra cordis

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Quick Facts

Origin: The inferior margin of the heart.

Course: Superiorly along the right ventricle.

Tributaries: Several unnamed veins.

Drainage: Right atrium and ventricle.

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The right marginal vein arises along the right ventricle at the inferior border of the heart, the junction between the anterior (sternocostal) and inferior (diaphragmatic) surfaces of the heart.


The right marginal vein courses superiorly towards the right atrium where it drains into the right atrium. However, it may also unite with the anterior cardiac veins (Standring, 2016).


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

Structures Drained

The right marginal vein contributes to the drainage of the right atrium and ventricle.


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

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