Patient Comments: Atrial Flutter - Experience


Please share your experience with atrial flutter. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: SFMonty, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 22

I developed atrial flutter after taking flecainide to control atrial fibrillation. I had no symptoms and thought my atrial fibrillation was controlled but an EKG showed atrial flutter. I feel fine but I can tell from taking my pulse that I am not in atrial fibrillation or a normal heart rhythm.

Comment from: Dstarin52 , 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 19

I had gone into the hospital for a pre-operation checkup prior to having a knee replacement. I had been experiencing shortness of breath off and on but didn’t think much of it. In the pre-operation checkup my resting pulse was 170 and when hooked up to the EKG I had the classic saw tooth pattern. I was brought into surgery the next morning for an ablation. All went well except now I have developed atrial fibrillation and am being monitored. I am no longer on blood thinners.

Comment from: Franktheman, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 19

My atrial flutter was discovered during my annual physical. I had no real symptoms except for fatigue if I worked very hard which I attributed to my age. I eat healthy, exercise and don't weigh too much. My atrium sparked 3 times for every heartbeat but never rapidly. I ended up having an outpatient heart ablation where they pushed a catheter through a vein into my atrium and zapped the misfiring area. Two weeks later, I was cleared for any activity, though I took a blood thinner for 2 years. I am now off of it. Seniors, make sure you get your annual EKG.


Heart Palpitations: 14 Possible Causes and Should You Worry? See Slideshow