What are complications 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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If embolization has occurred from intermittent atrial flutter, findings are related to brain or peripheral vascular involvement. In addition to neurologic insult, other complications of atrial flutter may include the following:

  • Embolization (arterial)
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Severe bradycardia
  • Myocardial rate–related ischemia

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