Brachiocephalic Veins

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Also known as innominate veins, the brachiocephalic veins are a pair of blood vessels, one on each side of the upper chest, which begins at the union of the internal jugular and subclavian veins. The right and left brachiocephalic veins join together to form the superior vena cava that ends up at the right atrium of the heart. Each of the veins receives oxygen-depleted blood from the head and arm.