Anterior interventricular sulcus

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Anterior interventricular sulcus
Sternocostal surface of heart
(sulcus visible at bottom right, but not labeled)
Dog heart 2.jpg
Latin Sulcus interventricularis anterior
Gray's p.527
TA A12.1.00.009
FMA 7177
Anatomical terminology

The anterior longitudinal sulcus (anterior interventricular sulcus or anterior longitudinal sulcus) is one of two grooves that separates the ventricles of the heart, the other being the posterior interventricular sulcus.

The anterior longitudinal sulcus is situated on the sternocostal surface of the heart, close to its left margin.

The anterior interventricular branch of the left coronary artery runs in the sulcus along with the great cardiac vein.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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