Blood Vessels and Nerves of the Heart

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Mediastinum and the heart | Main Anatomy Index | The pericardium

Last updated 30 March 2006

Coronary Arteries

 

The Right Coronary Artery

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The Left Coronary Artery

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Areas of Distribution

The right coronary artery supplies:

The left coronary artery is reciprocal in distribution.

 

Coronary Anastomoses

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Cardiac Veins

 

The Coronary Sinus and its Tributaries

 

The Anterior Cardiac Veins

 

The Venae Cordis Minimae

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The Pacemaking and Conducting System of the Heart

 

The Sinuatrial Node

 

The Atrioventricular Node

 

The Atrioventricular Bundle (Bundle of His)

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Autonomic Innervation of the Heart

Sympathetic

 

Parasympathetic

 

Function of the ANS supply to the Heart

Stimulation of the vagus nerve (parasympathetic) will:

Stimulation of the sympathetic nerves (sympathetic) will:

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Michael Tam (c) 1999