great cardiac vein

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great car·di·ac vein

[TA]
begins at the apex of the heart (where it anastomoses with the middle cardiac vein), runs first with the anterior interventricular artery as it ascends the anterior interventricular groove, then turns to the left as it approaches or reaches the coronary groove to run with the circumflex branch of the left coronary artery; it merges with the oblique vein of the left atrium to form the coronary sinus.

great car·di·ac vein

(grāt kahr'dē-ak vān) [TA]
Begins at the apex of the heart (anastomoses with the middle cardiac vein), runs first with the anterior interventricular artery as it ascends the anterior interventricular groove, then turns to the left as it approaches or reaches the coronary groove to run with the circumflex branch of the left coronary artery; it merges with the oblique vein of the left atrium to form the coronary sinus.

great cardiac vein

A large vein on the anterior surface of the heart; it runs in the anterior interventricular groove alongside the left anterior descending artery. It drains the same area of the heart that is supplied by the artery, and it also receives blood from the left marginal vein. The great cardiac vein follows the coronary sulcus to the left to empty into the coronary sinus on the posterior surface of the heart.
See also: vein
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The CCTA demonstrates a large fistula between the proximal left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) (Figure 1) and great cardiac vein (GCV).
The main limitations of percutaneous techniques for MVR using the transcoronary venous approach are the variability in coronary venous anatomy, the presence of venous valves within the coronary veins, and the variability of the crossing point of the great cardiac vein and circumflex artery.
The coronary sinus commences at the point where the oblique vein of the left atrium joins the great cardiac vein.
The great cardiac vein and the coronary sinus were commonly embedded in the subepicardial fat of the posterior atrioventricular groove.
An LV pacing electrode (IX-214; iWorx Systems, Inc., Dover, NH, USA) was placed either in the free wall region via the lateral or posterior vein or in the anterior region via the great cardiac vein.
Its contents include the great cardiac vein and the anterior interventricular artery.
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SUMMARY: The coronary sinus (CS), traditionally considered merely a great cardiac vein, is shown to display anatomic characteristics of a true cardiac chamber: endocardium, striated myocardium, epicardium and a specific conduction system.
Thebesian valve is the valve at the CS orifice and Vieussens valve is present at the orifice of the great cardiac vein where it drains into the CS (10).
The investigators (1) preferred occluding the great cardiac vein while administrating the ABMMNCs via intracoronary route.