How is atrial flutter (AFL) managed after the initial episode is terminated?

Updated: Nov 18, 2019
  • Author: Lawrence Rosenthal, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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After the initial episode of atrial flutter is terminated and the underlying disease is treated, the patient may not need any further intervention except avoidance of the precipitating factor (eg, alcohol [31] ). For atrial fibrillation, approximately 30% of patients remain in sinus rhythm at 1 year without antiarrhythmic therapy, and the situation may be similar with atrial flutter.


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