- leg) all the way back up to the heart. The arterial counterpart of the femoral vein is the femoral artery. It takes essentially the same course as the femoral vein but transports blood in the opposite direction. The blood in the femoral artery comes from the heart via the aorta and the external iliac artery. The femoral artery permits the blood continue descending toward the leg.
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