Flashcards in Atrial Flutter Deck (8)
atrial flutter is a rapid and regular form of ____ ______. The continuous atrial depolarisation causes a ______ appearance on ECG.
a rapid and regular form of atrial tachycardia. The continuous atrial depolarisation causes a sawtooth appearance on ECG.
AF is usually ______ in terms of duration
what is the mechanism of atrial flutter?
rhythm sustained by a macro-reentrant circuit
where is the re-entrant circuit confined to?
the right atrium
Chronic atrial flutter usually progresses to ____ _____-
Chronic atrial flutter usually progresses to atrial fibrillation
atrial flutter may cause _____ which can lead to sPE
what are the 4 main treatments for atrial fluttr?
- RF ablation
- pharmacoloical therapy - basically same as AF
- warfarin for prevention of thromboembolism