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A 39-year-old female asked:

My cardiologist thinks my atrial flutter is due to a severe anxiety disorder. if the anxiety gets controlled can the atrial flutter go away?

1 doctor answer7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 22 years experience
No: Atrial flutter is due to an abnormal electrical pathway. It may be triggered by anxiety if the anxiety make you have extra early beats (palpitations) which may trigger the rhythm problem. Otherwise, atrial flutter may resolve on its own (but may return), may be controlled by medications, or may need a procedure called an ablation to cure.

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Last updated Sep 30, 2013

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