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Atrial Flutter

Atrial flutter is a condition where the atria of the heart beat faster, causing a change in the rhythm of the heartbeat. This condition causes palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, etc. Treatment is done with the help of medication to reduce the heartbeat, electrical shock to normalize the heartbeat, catheter ablation to stop atrial flutter, etc.

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I am a 25-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and paroxysmal atrial flutter. Please help.

Query: Hello, I am a 25-year-old female. I have been diagnosed with POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome), and a Holter monitor also picked up paroxysmal atrial flutter episodes. I have no other heart conditions; my echocardiogram, 24-hour blood pressure profile, thyroid, electrolyte, and blood ...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I understand your concerns regarding POTS and atrial flutter that you have been facing for some time now. Regarding the cause of palpitations, they may be precipitated by excess consumption of tea, coffee, smoking, and alcohol. S...  Read Full »

I suffer from cardiac problems. Please help

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female who has celiac disease and was recently diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a left bundle branch block (starts I believe when my pulse gets above 80). I had atrial flutter and had an electrophysiology study, where they ablated some arrhythmias, and during the proce...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand all your concerns. From what you mentioned, the medications that you take for the heart failure like the diuretics may be responsible for the great majority of your symptoms like the dry eyes, the ear problem, sore joints. So, I suggest that you tell me ...  Read Full »

Can stress cause atrial flutter?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a healthy individual with a normal sinus rhythm that I monitor twice daily. I had paroxysmal aflutter twice last year when I was stressed. I do not have comorbidities other than mild hypertension during the day. I take tablet Apixaban 5 mg twice daily and tablet Amlodipine 7.5 mg. My...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. If the atrial aflutter is controlled on medicines, ablation is unnecessary. Ablation can be done if recurrent and bothersome symptoms are present despite medications. Ablation will not lessen the need for anticoagula...  Read Full »

Is ablation necessary for atrial flutter?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with atrial flutter. I have been in this condition three times in the last two years. This is flutter and not fibrillation. Two years ago, I was stuck in atrial flutter, for three weeks. After being on an anticoagulant for three weeks, I went through a successful el...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the detailed query and I have reviewed every aspect of it to come to a point of decision that may be better for you in the long run. The probability of getting unsure and unplanned episodes of atrial flutter seems to be high enough to warrant a procedural ablat...  Read Full »

Do positive ANA and atrial flutter confirm rheumatoid arthritis?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 41 years old and I never had any health issues. Currently, I have an atrial flutter and I am trying to find the cause. My CRP and sedimentation rate in Westergren remains high. I also have positive ANA. Does this confirm that I have rheumatoid arthritis? Could this inflammation be the...  Read Full »

Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing. I have gone through your reports and history (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your ANA (anti-nuclear antibody) remains positive. I would like to ask you a few more questions to be sure of how much ANA is impacting your body. Pleas...  Read Full »

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