Pediatric Atrial Flutter Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Feb 04, 2019
  • Author: M Silvana Horenstein, MD; Chief Editor: Syamasundar Rao Patnana, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Atrial flutter must be differentiated from atrial fibrillation and chaotic atrial tachycardia. When atrial flutter is conducted to the ventricle in a 1:1 fashion, the electrocardiogram may resemble ventricular tachycardia. In patients with a 2:1 conduction ratio, the electrocardiographic findings often suggest a mild sinus tachycardia with first-degree atrioventricular block.

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Differential Diagnoses