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Atrial Flutter

Atrial Flutter

Atrial flutter is a type of heart arrhythmia, or abnormal heart rhythm, in which the electrical signals that control the beating of the heart become abnormal, causing the heart to beat too quickly. This can lead to symptoms such as palpitations, shortness of breath, and fatigue.

Atrial flutter is typically characterized by a rapid and regular heartbeat that may feel like a "fluttering" sensation in the chest.

Atrial flutter can be caused by a variety of factors, including underlying heart disease, certain medications, or other medical conditions. It can also occur in people with no known underlying health problems. In some cases, atrial flutter can lead to more serious complications, such as blood clots and stroke, if left untreated.

Treatment for atrial flutter may include medications to slow the heart rate, electrical cardioversion to restore a normal heart rhythm, or a procedure called catheter ablation to destroy the abnormal heart tissue responsible for the arrhythmia. Your doctor will work with you to determine the best treatment option for your specific condition.

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