Arrhythmogenicity of the coronary sinus

Katritsis, Demosthenes G (2004) Arrhythmogenicity of the coronary sinus. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal, 5 (1). pp. 176-184. ISSN 0972-6292

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Abstract

The coronary sinus (CS) is the cardiac venous system that begins at its ostium in the right atrium and ends at the origin of the great cardiac vein.1,2,3 The major tributaries of the CS include the great cardiac vein (anterior cardiac vein), the left obtuse marginal vein, the posterior (or inferior) left ventricular vein, the middle cardiac vein, and the right coronary vein. In addition, atrial veins and, notably, the vein of Marshall (or oblique left atrial vein) also enter the coronary sinus.1,2,3 From the perspective of electrophysiologists, the CS represents an anatomical structure of particular interest. First, it provides access to epicardial atrioventricular pathways.4,5 and arrhythmogenic foci of both atrial6 and ventricular arrhythmia.7,8 Second, it represents by itself a potential source of atrial arrhythmia

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Coronary Sinus; Arrhythmogenicity
Subjects:-Journal Repositories > Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Cardiovascular Diseases > Heart Diseases > Arrhythmia
Cardiovascular System > Blood Vessels > Arteries > Coronary Vessels
ID Code:163
Deposited By:Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Deposited On:03 July 2005

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