What is the life expectancy for patients 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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Answer

Data from the Framingham study suggest that patients with atrial fibrillation do not live as long as patients without atrial fibrillation (ie, control subjects). No data are available on atrial flutter.


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