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Disease Atrial Flutter

Name Atrial Flutter
Synonyms Atrial Flutters | Auricular Flutter | Auricular Flutters | Flutter, Atrial | Flutter, Auricular | Flutters, Atrial | Flutters, Auricular
Definition Rapid, irregular atrial contractions caused by a block of electrical impulse conduction in the right atrium and a reentrant wave front traveling up the inter-atrial septum and down the right atrial free wall or vice versa. Unlike ATRIAL FIBRILLATION which is caused by abnormal impulse generation, typical atrial flutter is caused by abnormal impulse conduction. As in atrial fibrillation, patients with atrial flutter cannot effectively pump blood into the lower chambers of the heart (HEART VENTRICLES).
Categories Cardiovascular disease | Pathology (process)
MeSH® ID D001282

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1. DiseasesCardiovascular Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Heart Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Arrhythmias, Cardiac Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Atrial Flutter Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesPathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Pathologic Processes Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Arrhythmias, Cardiac Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Atrial Flutter Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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