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A 28-year-old female asked:

Ekg showed a flutter an heart rate 150, what does this mean, and is it dangerous?

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Arrhythmia: Atrial flutter is an arrhythmia originating in the upper chambers (atria) of the heart. Faster heart rates should be controlled with medication(s) if possible. Anticoagulation (treatment with blood thinner) may be indicated. This rhythm is usually treatable by ablation procedure by an cardiac electrophysiologist. Recommend seeing a cardiologist.

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Last updated Aug 1, 2016

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