atrial flutter


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atrial flutter

[′ā·trē·əl ′fləd·ər]
(medicine)
A cardiac arrhythmia characterized by rapid, irregular atrial impulses and ineffective atrial contractions; the heartbeat varies from 60 to 180 per minute and is grossly irregular in intensity and rhythm. Also known as auricular flutter.
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This atrial flutter is different than the last one I had.
Atrial flutter is common in patients with congenital heart disease, especially in patients with transposition of the great arteries who had undergone palliative atrial switch operations.
The 12-lead ECG verified that she remained in atrial Flutter (Figure 1B).
Birkholz and coworkers suggested that "in a dynamic magnetic field, rapidly switched magnetic gradients can induce electrical interference in monitoring leads" and that "artifacts may vary in their frequency, and time of occurrence, even mimicking atrial flutter, ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation" (2).
In paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, sudden episodes of abnormal impulses occur in the atria resulting in irregular heart beats, while in paroxysmal atrial flutter, the heartbeat is in a regular rhythm, but beats rapidly.
atrial flutter with 1:1 atrioventricular conduction
NEW YORK -- Fetal atrial flutter gets diagnosed about 2 weeks later in pregnancy than does fetal supraventricular tachycardia, but mortality rates are similar in fetuses with either polyarrhythmia, according to results of a metaanalysis.
Atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular tachycardia, or fibrillation often seen in adults are rarely found in children.
Some health considerations preclude EECP treatment, including atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter or ventricular tachycardia, which can interfere with the triggering of the EECP system, bleeding problems and severe hypertension.
The ablation group included 14 with left accessory pathways, 7 with right accessory pathways, 12 with atrio-ventricular nodal reentry tachycardia, 13 with atrial flutter or fibrillation, and 5 with ventricular tachycardia.
From our coronary care unit records 1989-92 we identified patients where cardioversion was attempted in the management of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter according to our guidelines.

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