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What are the signs and symptoms of atrial flutter?

Symptoms of atrial flutter vary greatly, depending upon the person's heart and lung condition. They can include:
  • a rapid, usually regular pulse, sometimes as high as 150 beats per minute
  • low blood pressure, if the rapid heart beat decreases the pumping action of the heart
  • palpitations, or an unusual awareness of the rapid or forceful beating of the heart
  • shortness of breath
  • dizziness, or lightheadedness
  • chest pain

  • More information on atrial flutter

    What is atrial flutter? - Atrial flutter is a rhythmic, fast rhythm that occurs in the atria of the heart. This rhythm occurs most often in individuals with organic heart disease.
    What're the symptoms of atrial flutter? - Symptoms of atrial flutter include regular pulse, low blood pressure, palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, or lightheadedness, chest pain.
    What're the complications of atrial flutter? - Complications of atrial flutter include clot formation, and sudden death. Sudden death is not directly associated with atrial flutter.
    How is atrial flutter diagnosed? - Diagnosis of atrial flutter begins with a medical history and physical exam. The actual diagnosis is confirmed with an electrocardiogram.
    What's the treatment for atrial flutter? - For both atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation, the various treatment modalities can be put into two groups: rate control and rhythm control.
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