Morphology of the venous system of the heart in the Van cat

AKSOY G., Karadag H., Özüdoğru Z.

ANATOMIA HISTOLOGIA EMBRYOLOGIA, vol.32, no.3, pp.129-133, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Morphology of the veins draining the heart was studied in the Van cat. Veins draining the heart were the great cardiac vein, the middle cardiac vein, the right cardiac veins and the smallest cardiac veins. No anastomosis was observed between the terminal branches of the paraconal interventricular vein and the subsinuosal interventricular vein. The coronary sinus was formed by the great cardiac vein and the middle cardiac vein. The origins of the right cardiac veins had significant variations. The right semicircumflex vein was observed in three (50%) cats, and it terminated at the middle cardiac vein.