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Coronary Sinus Ostium Coronary Sinus Posterior Interventricular Vein Posterior Vein of the Left Ventricle Left Marginal Vein Great Cardiac Vein 3D Modeling Venogram
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Location:
The ostium of the left marginal vein is typically at the distal end of the coronary sinus. In most human hearts we have observed a valve associated with the ostium as this venous drainage enters the coronary sinus.

Function:
This cardiac vein returns deoxygenated blood (metabolic waste products) from the lateral wall of the left ventricle.

Importance in device delivery:
Left heart pacing can be achieved via placing leads into the left marginal vein; in the diseased heart this region of the heart will often be the region of latest ventricular depolarization.

Other Nomenclature:
The left marginal veins are also referred to as lateral veins. This set of veins can be further subdivided to antero-lateral, left lateral, and postero-lateral veins depending on their position on the heart.

 

 

 

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