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What is the ECG finding for an atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter?

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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: This

In atrial fibrillation, there are no p waves seen, or the p waves are highly irregular and not directly correlated with the qrs complexes.
In atrial flutter constant, regularized activity is seen, generally without a fixed baseline.

In brief: This

In atrial fibrillation, there are no p waves seen, or the p waves are highly irregular and not directly correlated with the qrs complexes.
In atrial flutter constant, regularized activity is seen, generally without a fixed baseline.
Dr. John Garner
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Dr. Jason Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Fib/flutter waves

There are small waves from the atrial activity on 12-lead ecg.
Normally these are single, well defined p waves during sinus rhythm. For flutter, they are rapid and regular, often with a "sawtooth" pattern. For fib, the atrial activity is very random, irregular, and sometimes hard to see. Atypical flutter can be hard to distinguish from "coarse" af by ecg.

In brief: Fib/flutter waves

There are small waves from the atrial activity on 12-lead ecg.
Normally these are single, well defined p waves during sinus rhythm. For flutter, they are rapid and regular, often with a "sawtooth" pattern. For fib, the atrial activity is very random, irregular, and sometimes hard to see. Atypical flutter can be hard to distinguish from "coarse" af by ecg.
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