Atrial flutter is a cardiac arrhythmia that is associated with various cardiac disorders, typically coronary artery disease or hypertensive heart disease. Symptoms typically reflect decreased cardiac output as a result of the rapid ventricular rate, the most common of which is palpitations. Atrial flutter is similar to atrial fibrillation in many respects, although atrial fibrillation is far more common. The risk of embolic occurrences associated with atrial flutter approaches that seen in atrial fibrillation.
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Cite this: Yasmine S. Ali. Fast Five Quiz: Atrial Flutter Clinical Keys - Medscape - Dec 16, 2020.