What are the benefits of catheter ablation for 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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Catheter ablation has been shown to significantly improve quality of life in patients with atrial flutter. The frequency of hospital admissions and emergency department visits and the number of antiarrhythmic drugs administered decrease substantially after ablation. Activity capacity improves significantly in patients with preexisting left ventricular dysfunction.


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