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TableĀ 4 Characteristics of patients admitted with a cardiac condition who had coexisting cholecystitis or developed it during hospitalization (group 2)

From: Acute cholecystitis mimicking or accompanying cardiovascular disease among Japanese patients hospitalized in a Cardiology Department

Case no.

#06

#07

#08

#09

#10

#11

#12

#13

#14

#15

#16

Symptoms

Dyspnea on effort

Chest/back pain

Chest pain, fever

Abdominal pain

Chest/back pain

Clinically silent

Dyspnea on effort

Palpitation

(Post EVAR)

Dyspnea on effort

Dyspnea, fever

Initial diagnosis

Acute myocardial infarction

Acute aortic dissection (type B)

Chronic aortic dissection (type B)

Acute aortic dissection (type B)

Acute aortic dissection (type A)

Complete AV block

Congestive heart failure

Paroxysmal Af for ablation

Coronary artery disease

Congestive heart failure

Congestive heart failure, Af

Cardiovascular past histories

Post CABG

Paroxysmal Af

None

None

None

None

Atrial flutter

Myocardial infarction

Ileac artery aneurysm

Myocardial infarction

Sick sinus syndrome

Diagnosis interval, day

13

9

5

8

20

21

0

4

0

24

3

Cholelithiasis

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

No

Choledocholithiasis

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

Treatment

Endoscopic retrograde gallbladder drainage

Percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Cholecystectomy

Cholecystectomy

Cholecystectomy

Endoscopic retrograde biliary drainage

Cholecystectomy

Endoscopic biliary stenting

Antibiotics

  1. Af atrial fibrillation, AV atrioventricular