Anatomic relations of the Marshall vein: importance for catheterization of the coronary sinus in ablation procedures.

AIMS Our objective was to study the anatomic relations of the human left atrial oblique vein (Marshall vein), particularly of its ostium opening into the coronary sinus, in order to guide ablation procedures related to that vein. METHODS AND RESULTS The study was carried out in 23 heart-specimens (mean weight 446 +/- 204 g) of individuals whose mean ages… CONTINUE READING