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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