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Atrial Flutter

Atrial Flutter

It is a condition in which atria which is the upper chambers of your heart beat fast and disturb the normal rhythmic beating of heart.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of atrial flutter include:Atrial Flutter ECG

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain like angina
  • Edema in lower extremities
Causes

It is cause by the abnormal electrical activity of the heart which is cause by the various disease.

Complications

Complications of atrial flutter include:

Diagnosis

Your doctor may diagnose during routine checkup and listen the atrial flutter during the chest examination by stethoscope. Further confirm diagnosis occur by ECG and ultrasonography.

Treatment

Treatment include:

  • Medicine which slow the heart beats
  • Medicine to prevent the blood clotting like blood thinning medicine
  • Catheter ablation to reduce the atrial flutter
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