Anterior interventricular sulcus

Anterior interventricular sulcus
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Anterior interventricular sulcus Definition

It refers to a groove or furrow on the anteriosuperior cardiac surface, which designates the position of the septum between the right and left ventricles. It is one of the two grooves demarcating the two ventricles of the heart, the other being the posterior interventricular sulcus.

Anterior interventricular sulcus Synonyms

This furrow is also referred to by various other names, like:

  • Anterior interventricular groove
  • Crena cordis1
  • Sulcus interventricularis anterior
  • Sillon interventriculaire antérieur

Anterior interventricular sulcus Location

It is situated on the sternocostal surface of the outer section of the heart, along the line where the right atrium meets the right ventricle.

Anterior interventricular sulcus Function

This physical structure comprises of a branch of the left coronary artery, which supplies blood to the left section of the heart.

Anterior interventricular sulcus Pictures

Here are some carefully chosen images to help you know how this groove appears to view.

Picture of Anterior interventricular sulcus

Picture 1 – Anterior interventricular sulcus

Image of Anterior interventricular sulcus

Picture 2 – Anterior interventricular sulcus Image

References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anterior_interventricular_sulcus

http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=86286

http://www.anatomyexpert.com/structure_detail/8028/

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/27234/anterior-interventricular-sulcus

 

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