Which physical findings are characteristic of atrial flutter (AFL)?

Updated: Nov 18, 2019
  • Author: Lawrence Rosenthal, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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Physical findings include the following:

  • The heart rate is often approximately 150 beats/min because of a 2:1 AV block

  • The pulse may be regular or slightly irregular

  • Hypotension is possible, but normal blood pressure is more commonly observed


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