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External aspect of the heart in the frontal (left) and posterior (right) views. Note the relationship between the great vessels and the ventricular cavities.

CT three-dimensional (3D) volume image. Left lateral view of heart with bone overlay.

Anterior interventricular vein and other small veins emptying into the great cardiac vein. Note veins following the course of the coronary arteries.

The coronary sinus as it enters the right atrium. Typically the sinus widens as it enters the right atrium.

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The above images and legends have been borrowed with permission. Renan Uflacker. Atlas of Vascular Anatomy an Angiographic Approach: Second Edition. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins © 2007.  The new Atlas of Vascular Anatomy, edited by Dr. Renan Uflacker, details the vascular anatomy seen on angiographic images and in the new imaging modalities. The book presents the complete anatomy of the arteries, veins, and lymphatic system by body region. Full-color drawings are correlated with angiographic images to guide evaluation and management of vascular disease and performance of endovascular procedures.

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