Atrial Fibrillation -Atrial Flutters

Atrial Fibrillation-Atrial Flutters


Atrial Fibrillation-Atrial Flutters

There is a disorder called atrial flutter that shares common symptoms and possible complications with atrial fibrillation.

Atrial flutter is seen in fewer people than atrial fibrillation. This said approximately 1 out of every 3 patients with atrial flutter also present with atrial fibrillation.

Although there are common symptoms and possible complications between these two disorders the treatment approaches differ as I highlighted earlier, drugs are often the first choice of treatment for atrial fibrillation. However for atrial flutter patients catheter ablation is often considered the most appropriate treatment for these patients.