Atrial flutter physical examination

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Farima Kahe M.D. [2]

Overview

Physical examination of patients with atrial flutter may reveal tachycardia, hypotension, diaphoresis, and evidence of congestive heart failure. Occasionally, cardiac auscultation may reveal an irregular rhythm, abnormal valve sounds, or a gallop.

Physical Examination

Physical examination of patients with atrial flutter may reveal tachycardia, hypotension, diaphoresis, and evidence of congestive heart failure. Occasionally, cardiac auscultation may reveal an irregular rhythm, abnormal valve sounds, or a gallop.[1][2]

Appearance of the Patient

  • Patients with atrial flutter usually appear normal.

Vital Signs

Skin

  • Skin examination of patients with atrial flutter is usually normal.

HEENT

Neck

  • Neck examination of patients with atrial flutter is usually normal.

Lungs

Heart

Abdomen

  • Abdominal examination of patients with atrial flutter is usually normal.

Back

  • Back examination of patients with atrial flutter is usually normal.

Genitourinary

  • Genitourinary examination of patients with atrial flutter is usually normal.

Neuromuscular

  • Neuromuscular examination of patients with atrial flutter is usually normal.

Extremities

  • Extremities examination of patients with atrial flutter is usually normal.

References

  1. Wills RA (May 1973). "As a factor influencing patron retention". J Am Pharm Assoc. 13 (5): 262–3. doi:10.1016/s0003-0465(16)32574-5. PMID 4698205.
  2. Apgar V (May 1970). "Genetic counseling. Remarks of moderator. Afternoon session". Birth Defects Orig. Artic. Ser. 6 (1): 41. PMID 5522718.

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