Disease Information for Atrial flutter

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Accentuated fourth heart sound/S4
Arrhythmia signs/irregular pulse
Cardiac Symptoms/Signs
Gallop rhythms
Gallop,atrial or S4
Heart rate >200
Heart 'spells'
Palpitations/Skipped beats
Regular Rhythm Tachycardia
Tachycardia/Fast heart rate
Tachycardia/no change with respiration
Acutely ill patient/signs
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Graves disease/thyrotoxicosis
Diagnostic Test Results
EKG (ECG)
EKG/Regular Rhythm Tachycardia
EKG/Saw tooth P Wave pattern/rate >200 (ECG)
EKG/Narrow QRS tachycardia (ECG)
EKG/RR interval/mathmatically contant (ECG)
EKG/Phasic shift (2:1,3:1) block pattern/Rate (ECG)
EKG/Saw tooth baseline/flutter pattern (ECG)
EKG/Changes/abnormalities (ECG)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Atrial fibrillation
Multifocal atrial tachycardia/MAT syndrome
Supraventricular tachycardia
Associated Disease & Complications
Atrial flutter
Cerebral vascular accident
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Atrium disorder (ex)
CLASS/Cardiovascular (category)
CLASS/Conduction system/cardiac disorder (ex)
CLASS/Heart disorder (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Vegetative-Autonomic/Endocrine (category)
PROCESS/Tachyarrhythmia (ex)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Contraindication
RX/Adenosine (Adenocard)
RX/Disopyramide (Norpace)
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Anti-arrhythmic drug
RX/Beta-blocker
RX/Diltiazem (Cardizem)
RX/Dofetilide (Tikosyn)
RX/Dronedarone (Multaq)
RX/Ibutilide (Corvert)
RX/Verapamil (Calan)
SX/Catheter cardiac conduction/locus ablation
Other Treatments
TX/Cardioversion.
TX/Ventricular pacing/overdrive capture
Definition

Rapid, regular atrial contractions due to an abnormality of atrial excitation.

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