Middle cardiac nerve
|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (December 2010)|
|Middle cardiac nerve|
Diagram of the cervical sympathetic.
|From||middle cervical ganglion|
|Latin||nervus cardiacus cervicalis medius|
|Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy|
On the right side it descends behind the common carotid artery, and at the root of the neck runs either in front of or behind the subclavian artery; it then descends on the trachea, receives a few filaments from the recurrent nerve, and joins the right half of the deep part of the cardiac plexus.
In the neck, it communicates with the superior cardiac and recurrent nerves.