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What is atrial flutter?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: An atrial arrhythmia
The two top chambers of the 4chamber heart are called atria.
The normal heartbeat is set off in sinus node, a concentrated bundle of heart cells that sets off the lub (contraction of atria) of the lub dub. Every single heart cell has the capacity to depolarize & set the chambers into contraction. Atrial fibrillation or flutter causes chaotic atrial contrctns. Ekg in flutter looks like a saw tooth.

In brief: An atrial arrhythmia
The two top chambers of the 4chamber heart are called atria.
The normal heartbeat is set off in sinus node, a concentrated bundle of heart cells that sets off the lub (contraction of atria) of the lub dub. Every single heart cell has the capacity to depolarize & set the chambers into contraction. Atrial fibrillation or flutter causes chaotic atrial contrctns. Ekg in flutter looks like a saw tooth.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Atrial flutter
This is a rapid regular atrial rhythm from 250-350 beats per minute roughly, it rarely conducts to the ventricles at 1:1.
It is related to atrial fibrillation and is treated in a somewhat similar manner.

In brief: Atrial flutter
This is a rapid regular atrial rhythm from 250-350 beats per minute roughly, it rarely conducts to the ventricles at 1:1.
It is related to atrial fibrillation and is treated in a somewhat similar manner.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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