Which medications are indicated for inpatient care 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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Certain medications, such as sotalol and dofetilide, should be initiated in an inpatient setting because they can prolong the QT interval and be proarrhythmic. Regardless, close patient follow-up is mandated, with frequent electrocardiographic (ECG) or transtelephonic monitoring for potential signs of proarrhythmia.

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