Left marginal vein

The great cardiac vein receives tributaries from the left atrium and from both ventricles: one, the left marginal vein, is of considerable size, and ascends along the left margin of the heart.[1]

Left marginal vein
Base and diaphragmatic surface of heart. (Left marginal vein labeled at center left.)
Drains fromLeft ventricle
Drains toGreat cardiac vein
ArteryLeft marginal artery
LatinVena marginalis sinistra
Anatomical terminology


  1. Standring, Susan. Gray's anatomy: the anatomical basis of clinical practice (41 ed.). Elsevier Limited. pp. 994–1023. ISBN 978-0-7020-5230-9.

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 642 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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