Chapter 9. Coronary Vein Anatomy

  1. Francesco Fulvio Faletra MD Head of Cardiac Imaging Laboratory1,
  2. Natesa G. Pandian MD Professor of Medicine Co-Director2 and
  3. Siew Yen Ho PhD Head of Cardiac Morphology3

Published Online: 29 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300550.ch9

Anatomy of the Heart by Multislice Computed Tomography

Anatomy of the Heart by Multislice Computed Tomography

How to Cite

Faletra, F. F., Pandian, N. G. and Ho, S. Y. (2008) Coronary Vein Anatomy, in Anatomy of the Heart by Multislice Computed Tomography, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300550.ch9

Author Information

  1. 1

    Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland

  2. 2

    Center for Cardiovascular Imaging, Tufts University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

  3. 3

    National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180559

Online ISBN: 9781444300550



  • coronary vein anatomy;
  • greater cardiac venous system;
  • coronary sinus (CS) - channel of venous blood from myocardium;
  • Great cardiac vein (GCV)(vena cordis magna; left coronary vein);
  • left marginal veins (postero-lateral cardiac veins);
  • middle cardiac vein (MCV) (vena cordis media);
  • small cardiac vein running parallel to distal right coronary artery;
  • 3D volume rendering showing right marginal vein (RMV) joining small cardiac vein (SCV);
  • oblique vein of left atrium (vein of Marshall)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Greater cardiac venous system

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