An atrial flutter is an extremely common condition, especially in older patients. It is when your heart beats regularly, but much faster than usual. The top part of the heart beats quicker than the bottom, causing an abnormal heart rhythm.
Treatments for atrial flutter
When you meet with one of our cardiologists, they will ask you for some information about your family history, symptoms and lifestyle. Based on that information they are likely to recommend an ECG. Following the ECG, your cardiologist will make a recommendation to treat the condition. This may include medicines to slow your heart rate or to help prevent a stroke. Other options may be an electrical cardioversion or a catheter ablation.