What is included in the physical exam for suspected 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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Other points in the physical examination are as follows:

  • Palpate the neck and thyroid gland for goiter

  • Evaluate the neck for jugular venous distention

  • Auscultate the lungs for rales or crackles

  • Auscultate the heart for extra heart sounds and murmurs

  • Palpate the point of maximum impulse on the chest wall

  • Assess the lower extremities for edema or impaired perfusion


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