What is the role of electrocardiography in the diagnosis of cholecystitis?

Updated: Jan 18, 2017
  • Author: Peter A D Steel, MBBS, MA; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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ST-segment elevations are an uncommon finding in acute cholecystitis. The pathophysiologic mechanism of these electrocardiographic changes is unclear but has been shown to be correctable with appropriate hepatobiliary management. Prompt recognition of cholecystitis will prevent the performance of unnecessary diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac interventions. [19]


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