coronary veins (anatomy)

Last reviewed 01/2018

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