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Anterior interventricular sulcus

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Structures seen on the anterior view of the heart.

The anterior interventricular sulcus, also known as the anterior interventricular groove or anterior longitudinal sulcus, is a sulcus located between the right and left ventricles of the heart on its sternocostal (anterior) surface. It extends from the coronary sulcus to the apex of the heart and indicates the site of the interventricular septum.

The interventricular sulcus is a used as a passageway by two major vessels of the heart: the anterior interventricular artery after it branches from the left coronary artery and the great cardiac vein after it originates from the apex of the heart on its course to the coronary sinus.

Terminology English: Anterior interventricular sulcus
Latin: Sulcus interventricularis anterior
Definition Sulcus between the left and right ventricles on the sternocostal (anterior) surface of the heart. 
Function Provides a passageway for the anterior interventricular artery and great cardiac vein

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