AMBROSE G. HAMPTON, M.D.; JULIAN R. BECKWITH, M.D., F.A.C.P.; J. EDWIN WOOD JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.
The purpose of this report is to survey the relationship between heart disease and gall-bladder disease. A review of the American literature will be presented and the physiologic mechanisms in the above relationship will be discussed. The principles of diagnosis and risk of surgery in these patients will be reviewed and illustrative cases presented.
It is well known that the incidence of coexisting gall-bladder disease and heart disease is high in the older age group. The possibility that the coincidence of these diseases is higher than the incidence of each alone has been suggested by a number of
HAMPTON AG, BECKWITH JR, WOOD JE. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HEART DISEASE AND GALL-BLADDER DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1959;50:1135–1148. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-5-1135
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(5):1135-1148.
Biliary Disorders, Cardiology, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
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