The Venous Drainage of the Human Myocardium

  • Michael von Lüdinghausen

Part of the Advances in Anatomy Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 168)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-VIII
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 97-107

About this book


The objective of this study is to present comprehensive morphological data, almost all of it is new, concerning the venous drainage of the myocardium via the coronary sinus and its related veins. This information is of great significance, not least for the sucessful coronary sinus catheterization and reperfusion of most, or single, cardiac veins.The author presents the three principal cardiac venous systems, the greater (major) cardiac venous, the smaller (minor) cardiac venous system, and the compound venous system. The work concludes with an evaluation of the many anatomical peculiarities and and hindrances with regard to the catheterization of the coronary sinus and the reperfusion of (selected) cardiac veins.


Stent anatomy aneurysm artery cardiac veins cardiology computed tomography (CT) coronary sinus diagnosis diagnostics greater cardiac venous system heart smaller cardiac venous system tomography

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael von Lüdinghausen
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  1. 1.Institut für Anatomie und ZellbiologieUniversität WürzburgWürzburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-44017-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55623-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0301-5556
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-7065
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