Located in a posterior and lateral location relative to the right ventricle.
With right ventricle, it forms apex of heart.
Pumps oxygenated blood from lungs to body.
Importance in cardiovascular diseases:
Decreased function in myocardial infarction, myocarditis, valve disease
and other cardiomyopathies.
Importance in device delivery:
Site for epicardial lead placement; cardiac vein lead placement in left
heart; venograms used to define access routes for lead placement.