How is catheter ablation used to treat atypical 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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Atypical atrial flutter (non−isthmus dependent) circuits are amenable to catheter ablation, especially in centers with advanced mapping systems. The ablation procedure is similar to that for typical flutter but may involve additional mapping of the left atrium (via a transseptal puncture).


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