What are the ACC/AHA/HRS recommendations for rate control in acute 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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Hemodynamically unstable patients [14]

For rate control, intravenous (IV) amiodarone is recommended. (Class IIa recommendation)

Hemodynamically stable patients [14]

For rate control, beta blockers, diltiazem, or verapamil is recommended. (Class I recommendation) [14] IV amiodarone is recommended when beta blockers are contraindicated. (Class IIa recommendation)


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