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Can gallbladder problems cause bradycardia?

Bradycardia in acute cholecystitis, also known as the Cope's sign,16 has been observed in several cases including this case report. O'Reilly and Krauthamer indicate that “abdominal pain and gallbladder distention may aggravate vagal discharge and accordingly, bradycardia or conduction disturbances develop.”

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Accordingly, can your gallbladder affect your heart rate?

Gallbladder distension has been shown to increase heart rate, arterial blood pressure,18,19 and plasma rennin levels,20 and studies in animals suggest that its effect on coronary blood flow may be a significant factor underlying these ECG changes.

Additionally, can cholecystitis cause tachycardia? The most common presenting symptom of acute cholecystitis is upper abdominal pain. The physical examination may reveal fever, tachycardia, and tenderness in the RUQ or epigastric region, often with guarding or rebound. However, the absence of physical findings does not rule out the diagnosis of cholecystitis.

Just so, can gallbladder issues cause low blood pressure?

Gangrene results from inadequate blood flow and can develop in the gallbladder if acute cholecystitis is left untreated. The NIH lists the following symptoms: confusion, fever, gas in tissues under the skin, feeling ill, low blood pressure and persistent pain.

Can gallstones cause heart attack symptoms?

These symptoms may also be a sign of an infected gallbladder. Call your doctor right away if you have sudden or bad pain in your belly or chest and you are not sure what is causing it. Symptoms of gallstones may feel like chest pain caused by a heart attack and other serious problems.

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