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Convoluted Heart Vessels

Published: January 1, 2009

My heart catheterization was normal, other than “very tortuous cardiac vessels.” Are you aware of studies showing the cause or consequence of my cardiac vessel condition? Should my offspring or “grands” be tested, and can it be detected without a cardiac cath?

Tortuous coronary arteries are usually a normal variant of no concern. Sometimes they can be associated with high blood pressure. There is no need for routine testing of your children or grandchildren unless they have symptoms.

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