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Convoluted heart vessels.

Q: 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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Title Annotation:Heart Health: Ask Dr. Zipes: A noted cardiologist answers your questions
Author:Zipes, Douglas P.
Publication:Saturday Evening Post
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 1, 2008
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