coronary veins

coronary veins

The vessels that drain blood from the heart muscle, joining to form a vein that empties into the right ATRIUM.
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1977) stated that Pratt (1898) postulated that the myocardium was maintained not only by arterial flow but also by thebesian vessels and backflow through the coronary veins.
These include unsuitable branching angle of coronary veins and tortuosity of coronary sinus anatomy, postoperative deformation, presence of venous valves, absence of vessel in target location, and coronary venous stenosis (2, 3).
However, there are some limitations preventing optimal lead implantation to target vein such as branching and tortuosity of coronary veins, postoperative deformation, presence of venous valves, and venous stenosis (2, 3).
During the procedure, guiding catheter was engaged into the coronary sinus ostium, and coronary venography was undertaken to choose target coronary vein for left ventricular lead insertion.
No matter how badly diseased a patient's coronary arteries are, the coronary veins remain disease free.
And particularly on the left side of the heart, the coronary veins parallel the major epicardial arteries.
There are several other techniques for placement of the LV lead inside the sharply-angulated/tortuous coronary veins.
A successful implant typically involves placement of the LV lead in a posterolateral or anterolateral coronary vein with good lead stability, adequate thresholds without phrenic nerve stimulation.