Anterior cardiac veins

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Vein: Anterior cardiac veins
Sternocostal surface of heart.(Anterior cardiac veins not labeled, but visible at left.)
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RCA = right coronary
AB = atrial branches
SANB = sinuatrial nodal
RMA = right marginal
LCA = left coronary
CB = circumflex branch
LAD/AIB = anterior interventricular
LMA = left marginal
PIA/PDA = posterior descending
AVN = atrioventricular nodal

SCV = small cardiac
ACV = anterior cardiac
AIV/GCV = great cardiac
MCV = middle cardiac
CS = coronary sinus
Latin venae cardiacae anteriores, venae ventriculi dextri anteriores
Gray's subject #166 643
Drains to right atrium
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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The anterior cardiac veins (or anterior veins of right ventricle), comprising three or four small vessels which collect blood from the front of the right ventricle and open into the right atrium; the right marginal vein frequently opens into the right atrium, and is therefore sometimes regarded as belonging to this group

Unlike most cardiac veins, it does not end in the coronary sinus.

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