Diagnosis and management of typical atrial flutter.

  title={Diagnosis and management of typical atrial flutter.},
  author={Navinder S. Sawhney and Ramtin Anousheh and Wei-Chung Chen and Gregory K. Feld},
  journal={Cardiology clinics},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={55-67, viii}
Typical atrial flutter (AFL) is a common atrial arrhythmia that may cause significant symptoms and serious adverse effects including embolic stroke, myocardial ischemia and infarction, and rarely a tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy as a result of rapid atrioventricular conduction. As a result of the well-defined anatomic and electrophysiological substrate, and the relative pharmacologic resistance of typical AFL, radiofrequency catheter ablation has emerged in the past decade as a safe and… CONTINUE READING


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