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Atrial Flutter

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What is atrial flutter?

Atrial flutter is an irregular heartbeat. It reduces your heart's ability to pump blood, which means you do not get enough oxygen. An irregular heartbeat could lead to a life-threatening blood clot or stroke.

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What increases my risk for atrial flutter?

What are the signs and symptoms of atrial flutter?

How is atrial flutter diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will ask about your symptoms and if they come and go. He or she will measure your heart rate. Tell him or her what health conditions you have and what medicines you take. He or she will also ask if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use any illegal drugs. You may need any of the following tests:

How is atrial flutter treated?

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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How can I manage atrial flutter?

Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) or have someone call if:

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my doctor?

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