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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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