Great cardiac vein
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|Great cardiac vein|
Base and diaphragmatic surface of heart. (Great cardiac vein labeled at center left.)
Pulmonary vessels, seen in a dorsal view of the heart and lungs. The lungs have been pulled away from the median line, and a part of the right lung has been cut away to display the air-ducts and bloodvessels (great coronary vein labeled at center bottom).
|Drains to||Coronary sinus|
|Latin||Vena cordis magna, |
vena cardiaca magna
It then curves around the left margin of the heart to reach the posterior surface. It merges with the oblique vein of the left atrium to form the coronary sinus, which drains into the right atrium.