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===Common Symptoms===
 
Common symptoms of atrial flutter include:
 
*Palpitations
 
*Fatigue
 
*Lightheadedness
 
*Mild shortness of breath.
 
 
===Less Common Symptoms===
 
Less common symptoms of atrial flutter include
 
*Significant dyspnea
 
*Angina
 
*Hypotension
 
*Anxiety
 
*Presyncope or syncope
 
 
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==Symptoms==
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===Symptoms===
 
While atrial flutter can sometimes go unnoticed, its onset is often marked by characteristic sensations of regular [[palpitation]]s.  Such sensations usually last until the episode resolves, or until the heart rate is controlled.  
 
While atrial flutter can sometimes go unnoticed, its onset is often marked by characteristic sensations of regular [[palpitation]]s.  Such sensations usually last until the episode resolves, or until the heart rate is controlled.  
  

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Cafer Zorkun, M.D., Ph.D. [2]; Raviteja Guddeti, M.B.B.S. [3]

Overview

Common symptoms in patients with atrial flutter are palpitations, fluttery sensation in the chest, breathlessness and lightheadedness.

History and Symptoms

Present History

History should include duration, severity, aggravating and relieving factors for the symptoms and also about factors precipitating (alcohol, caffeine) the flutter episodes.

Past History

Patients with atrial flutter should be inquired about past history of:


Past History

Patients with atrial flutter may have a positive history of:

Symptoms

While atrial flutter can sometimes go unnoticed, its onset is often marked by characteristic sensations of regular palpitations. Such sensations usually last until the episode resolves, or until the heart rate is controlled.

Atrial flutter is usually well tolerated initially (fast heart beat is for most people, just a normal response to exercise), however, people with other underlying heart disease or poor exercise tolerance may rapidly develop symptoms, which can include:

Less Common symptoms include:

Prolonged fast flutter may lead to decompensation with loss of normal heart function (heart failure). This may manifest as effort intolerance (exertional breathlessness), nocturnal breathlessness, or swelling of the legs or abdomen.

Symptoms that warrant urgent medical attention include:

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