What should be the focus of history in the evaluation 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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The clinician should attempt to elicit information about factors that may have precipitated the episode of atrial flutter, including alcohol, as well as medical conditions (eg, pneumonia or acute myocardial infarction) and surgical procedures. An effort should also be made to elicit any history of using stimulant drugs (eg, ginseng, cocaine, ephedra, or methamphetamine).

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