Atrial flutter


Rapid contractions of the upper chambers of the heart may spread to the lower chambers, resulting in rapid heartbeats.


Symptoms may include a racing heart (palpitations), shortness of breath, chest pain, and dizziness.


Medications, electric shock, or procedures that destroy abnormal tissue in the heart may be used to restore a normal heartbeat or control the rate or prevent blood clots.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017

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