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Coronary veins (anatomy)

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The vast majority of the venous drainage of the heart is returned to the circulation via the coronary sinus into the right atrium. A number of veins drain into the coronary sinus - see submenu. These tend to run with arteries on the surface of the heart.

A minority of the venous return is carried by:

  • venae cordis minimae
  • anterior cardiac veins

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