Which cardiac disorders are most frequently associated with 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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Atrial flutter is associated with a variety of cardiac disorders. In most studies, approximately 60% of patients with atrial flutter have coronary artery disease (CAD) or hypertensive heart disease; 30% have no underlying cardiac disease. Uncommon forms of atrial flutter have been noted during long-term follow-up in as many as 26% of patients with surgical correction of congenital cardiac anomalies. (See Etiology.)


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