Pediatric Atrial Flutter Questions & Answers

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

Overview

What is pediatric atrial flutter?

What is the pathophysiology of pediatric atrial flutter?

What causes pediatric atrial flutter?

What is the prevalence of pediatric atrial flutter?

What are the sexual predilections of pediatric atrial flutter?

What is the prognosis of pediatric atrial flutter?

What are the mortality risks of pediatric atrial flutter?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of pediatric atrial flutter?

How is pediatric atrial flutter characterized in patients with a history of repaired congenital heart disease?

Which physical findings are characteristic of pediatric atrial flutter?

What are the possible complications of pediatric atrial flutter?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of pediatric atrial flutter?

What are the differential diagnoses for Pediatric Atrial Flutter?

Workup

How is pediatric atrial flutter diagnosed?

What is the role of coagulation studies in the workup of pediatric atrial flutter?

What is the role of ECG in the workup of pediatric atrial flutter?

What is the role of electrophysiologic testing in the workup of pediatric atrial flutter?

Treatment

What is the focus of the medical care for pediatric atrial flutter?

What is the prevalence of thrombosis in pediatric atrial flutter and how is it treated?

What is the role of quinidine in the treatment of pediatric atrial flutter?

When is patient transfer considered for the treatment of pediatric atrial flutter?

What is the role of programmable stimulation in the treatment of pediatric atrial flutter?

What is the role of cardioversion in the treatment of pediatric atrial flutter?

What is the role of radiofrequency catheter ablation in the treatment of pediatric atrial flutter?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of pediatric atrial flutter?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of pediatric atrial flutter?

How is pediatric atrial flutter prevented?

Guidelines

What are the ACC/AHA/HRS guidelines on pediatric atrial flutter?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of pediatric atrial flutter?

Which medications in the drug class Antiarrhythmic agents are used in the treatment of Pediatric Atrial Flutter?