What should be included in the initial 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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Answer

Pay careful attention to the heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation. Tachycardia may or may not be present, depending on the degree of atrioventricular (AV) block associated with the atrial flutter activity.


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