Atrial Flutter - ECG

Atrial flutter is a rhythm disorder usually associated with tachycardia, in which we find the “sawtooth” flutter waves that are typically well seen in leads II, III, aVF. The QRS complexes are short.


Atrial Flutter - ECGAtrial flutter – an irregular tachycardia with narrow QRS and flutter waves
that are best visible in leads II, III, aVF (red)

Conclusion: In atrial flutter we use a similar approach as in atrial fibrillation. The flutter is relatively sensitive to the electrical cardioversion.



Jiri Stefanek, MD  Author of texts: Jiri Stefanek, MD
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