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Electrocardiographic Features of Atrial Flutter

Purpose:

To identify changes in the ECG associated with atrial flutter (best seen in the inferior leads and V1).

Specialty:

Cardiology

Objective:

other testing

ICD-10:

I48.3, I48.4, I48.9

Description:

Atrial flutter is caused by a re-entry circuit in the right atrium, with secondary activation of the left atrium. It can be identified by a number of characteristic findings on the electrocardiogram (ECG).

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