Netherlands Heart Journal

, Volume 22, Issue 9, pp 409–409 | Cite as

Persistent bi-coronary Thebesian veins to the left ventricle

  • C. L. MeuweseEmail author
  • W. T. J. Aanhaanen
  • M. W. Van Hessen
Imaging in Cardiology


In this image case we describe a relatively rare vascular malformation known of as Thebesian veins, which in some cases could cause cardiac ischemia and ventricular arrhytmias.


Thebesian veins Ischemia Ventricular tachycardia 

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© Springer Media / Bohn Stafleu van Loghum 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. L. Meuwese
    • 1
    Email author
  • W. T. J. Aanhaanen
    • 1
  • M. W. Van Hessen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyGroene Hart HospitalGoudathe Netherlands

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