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Common atrial flutter 

Common atrial flutter
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Common atrial flutter
Author(s):

Yaver Bashir

, Timothy R. Betts

, and Kim Rajappan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550180.003.0126
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date: 18 September 2018

Introduction 278

Anatomical considerations 280

Role of the electrophysiology study 282

Common atrial flutter was the first macroreentrant atrial tachyarrhythmia to be successfully treated by catheter ablation based on a clear understanding of the three-dimensional activation sequence and the anatomical boundaries that are critical to maintenance of the re-entrant circuit. The treatment strategy involves linear ablation of a normal structure, the cavotricuspid isthmus, with the aim of transecting the re-entrant circuit at its most vulnerable point (...

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