Superior Vena Cava Function: Things You Should Know

When it comes to talk about the whole human anatomy, there will be plenty of things that need to be known and understood more. What’s inside our body is very complicated as there are millions of nerves and muscles as well as hundreds of different vital organs and its own function. Each of body’s parts (upper and lower body) comes in a wide variety of regions. And it is time for you to know and understand more about what means by superior vena cava function and inferior vena cava.

Is Superior Vena Cava Function Different from the Inferior Vena Cava’s?

If you are taking a little time to look at the pictures or diagram of the superior vena cava, you will be able to find that it is divided into several categories in details: thyroid superior, jugularis anterior, thyroid media, cava superior, jugularis internal, jugularis external, subclavia, and brachio-cephalica. Vena cava superior or vena maxima is derived from Latin language which is also generally known as common cardinal veins. These veins have a large diameter yet short. And the inferior vena cava function has a very important role to carry deoxygenated blood from the upper half of the body to the right atrium of the heart.

If the vena cava has been explained in details, there will be so many things to be explained to. It is because the superior vena cava function is not only about receiving the blood from the upper limbs, neck and eyes, but it is also more about the transverse section of thorax which shows the relation of the pulmonary artery and showing the arch of the aorta and its branches. Soon after the vena cava carrying the blood to the right atrium of the heart, the right atrium will then releases the blood into the right ventricle and the ventricle will send it to the lungs to be oxygenated.

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