Fast Five Quiz: Are You Familiar With Atrial Flutter?

Yasmine S. Ali, MD


February 02, 2017

Atrial flutter is a cardiac arrhythmia characterized by atrial rates of 240-400 beats/min, usually with some degree of atrioventricular (AV) node conduction block (eg, 2:1 or 3:1 block). Approximately 60% of patients with atrial flutter have coronary artery disease (CAD) or hypertensive heart disease while 30% have no underlying cardiac disease. Uncommon forms of atrial flutter have been noted during long-term follow-up in as many as 26% of patients with surgical correction of congenital cardiac anomalies.

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