Inferior Cardiac Nerve

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Also called the cardiacus minor, the inferior cardiac nerve originates from either the inferior cervical ganglion or the first thoracic ganglion. It travels down along the front of the trachea and behind the subclavian artery to join the deep part of the cardiac plexus. Behind the subclavian artery, the inferior cardiac nerve communicates with the recurrent laryngeal nerve.