Atrial flutter is found more frequently in patients with certain risk factors, although it may rarely occur without apparent predisposing cause (idiopathic).
Risk factors for atrial flutter:
(3) heart failure
(4) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
(5) diabetes mellitus
(6) other factors
atrial flutter is 2.5 times more common in men than women
increases with age in the elderly
Granada found this a weak predictor for men, while Vidaillet found it a predictor for women
familial cardiomyopathy, thyrotoxicosis, after cardiac surgery, digitalis toxicity
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Purpose: To identify risk factors associated with atrial flutter.
Objective: risk factors
ICD-10: I48.3, I48.4, I48.9,