Coronary tortuosity: normal variant or pathological condition?

Francesca Cortese, Michele Gesualdo, Tommaso Acquaviva, Vincenzo Palumbo, Emanuela De Cillis, Alessandro Bortone, Marco M Ciccone, Cosma Cortese, Andrea Ciccone


Coronary tortuosity is a common coronary angiography finding. The aetiology and the clinical significant are not well defined, generally considered a normal variant. We showed a case of marked tortuosity of all coronary arteries associated with myocardial ischemia. 


coronary tortuosity; distal hypoperfusion; myocardial ischemia

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