posterior vein of left ventricle


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Related to posterior vein of left ventricle: great cardiac vein, anterior cardiac vein, Left marginal vein, middle cardiac vein

posterior vein of left ventricle

one of the five tributaries of the coronary sinus that drain blood from the capillary bed of the myocardium. It courses along the diaphragmatic surface of the left ventricle, accompanying the circumflex branch of the left coronary artery. In some individuals it ends in the great cardiac vein. Compare great cardiac vein, middle cardiac vein, small cardiac vein.

pos·ter·i·or vein of left ven·tri·cle

(pos-tēr'ē-ŏr vān left ven'tri-kĕl)
Arises on the diaphragmatic surface of the heart near the apex, runs to the left and parallel to the posterior interventricular sulcus, and empties in the coronary sinus.
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