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Descriptor English:   Atrial Flutter 
Descriptor Spanish:   Aleteo Atrial 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Flutter Atrial 
Synonyms English:   Atrial Flutters
Auricular Flutter
Auricular Flutters
Flutter, Atrial
Flutter, Auricular
Flutters, Atrial
Flutters, Auricular  
Tree Number:   C14.280.067.248
Definition English:   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). 
Indexing Annotation English:   do not confuse with ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
History Note English:   84; was AURICULAR FLUTTER 1963-83 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   1288 
Unique Identifier:   D001282 

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