A report on Anterior cardiac veins

Sternocostal surface of heart.(Anterior cardiac veins not labeled, but visible at left.)

Therefore sometimes regarded as belonging to this group.

- Anterior cardiac veins
Sternocostal surface of heart.(Anterior cardiac veins not labeled, but visible at left.)

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Overall

Front view of heart showing the atria

Atrium (heart)

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One of two upper chambers in the heart that receives blood from the circulatory system.

One of two upper chambers in the heart that receives blood from the circulatory system.

Front view of heart showing the atria
Right heart anatomy
left atrial appendage shown at upper right
CT scan of the chest showing a thrombus in the left atrial appendage (left: axial plane, right: coronal plane)

The right atrium receives and holds deoxygenated blood from the superior vena cava, inferior vena cava, anterior cardiac veins, smallest cardiac veins and the coronary sinus, which it then sends down to the right ventricle (through the tricuspid valve), which in turn sends it to the pulmonary artery for pulmonary circulation.

Back (posterior) side of the heart, with coronary sinus (blue) labeled

Coronary sinus

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Collection of veins joined together to form a large vessel that collects blood from the heart muscle .

Collection of veins joined together to form a large vessel that collects blood from the heart muscle .

Back (posterior) side of the heart, with coronary sinus (blue) labeled
Diagram showing completion of development of the parietal veins.
Posterior view of coronary circulation

The anterior cardiac veins do not drain into the coronary sinus but drain directly into the right atrium.