Atrial Flutter


Svensk definition

Snabba (200-350 slag/min), men regelbundna sammandragningar orsakade av onormal retning av atriummuskulaturen.

Engelsk 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).

Svenska synonymer

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Engelska synonymer

Atrial Flutters Flutter, Atrial Flutters, Atrial Auricular Flutter Auricular Flutters Flutter, Auricular Flutters, Auricular