Which cardiac disorders are 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 30% of patients with atrial flutter have coronary artery disease, 30% have hypertensive heart disease, and 30% have no underlying cardiac disease. Rheumatic heart disease, congenital heart disease, pericarditis, and cardiomyopathy may also lead to atrial flutter. Rarely, mitral valve prolapse or acute myocardial infarction has been associated with atrial flutter.


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