Atrial Flutter: A Different Arrhythmia from Atrial Fibrillation


Dr Samuel J Asirvatham, USA    19 December 2017

  1. However, the electrophysiological mechanisms and approach to treatment are very different.
  2. Typical atrial flutter is one of the “conquered” arrhythmias in the field of electrophysiology. However, an entire new genre of atrial flutters has now been discovered and is essentially iatrogenic, occurring in patients who have had ablation for atrial fibrillation or prior surgical procedures.

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