Acute coronary syndrome mimicked by acute cholecystitis

Aksay E., ERSEL M., Kiyan S., Musalar E., Gungor H.

EMERGENCY MEDICINE AUSTRALASIA, vol.22, no.4, pp.343-346, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2010.01291.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.343-346
  • Keywords: acute cholecystitis, acute coronary syndrome, ECG change, T-wave abnormality, ANESTHETIZED PIGS, GALLBLADDER, DISTENSION
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


Various aetiologies have been reported that cause severe trauma segment and T-wave abnormalities that are not related to acute coronary syndromes. However, the reports of transient ECG abnormalities associated with acute cholecystitis are limited in the literature. We describe a 42-year-old man presented with abdominal pain and hypertensive episode that developed dynamic ECG changes mimicking acute coronary syndrome and was diagnosed acute cholecystitis eventually. Emergency physicians should keep in mind dynamic T-wave changes mimicking acute myocardial ischaemia in patients with acute cholecystitis.