cardiac vein


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cardiac vein

Any of the veins that run along the surface of the heart parallel to the coronary arteries, drain the heart muscle, and empty into the coronary sinus or the right atrium.
See: coronary artery for illus.
See also: vein
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The coronary sinus commences at the point where the oblique vein of the left atrium joins the great cardiac vein.
By definition, the CS is the blood conduit in the continuation of the great cardiac vein, which is situated between the valve of the great cardiac vein of Viesseun or the point of entrance of the oblique vein of Marshall and the Thebesian valve of the ostium of the CS.
The investigators (1) preferred occluding the great cardiac vein while administrating the ABMMNCs via intracoronary route.
It may reveal unusually high ostia, an overriding Thebesian valve, an early bifurcation, or separate ostium of the middle cardiac vein.

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