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Atrial Flutter

Atrial flutter is similar to AF, characterized by a rapid heartbeat.

Instead of rapid disorganized signals in the atria, however, AFL is caused by a single electrical wave that circulates very rapidly in the atrium (usually the right atrium), about 300 times a minute, leading to a very fast, steady heartbeat. Treatment can be with medication, but radiofrequency ablation, and invasive treatment is usually curative.

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Atrial Flutter