What is the role of anticoagulation therapy in the treatment 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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Considering anticoagulation in this patient population (at least until sinus rhythm is maintained) is a wise decision. Anticoagulant therapy (ie, warfarin) is indicated, especially when the atrial flutter is longer than 48 hours’ duration or its onset is uncertain.


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