Is atrial flutter dangerous?
What Are the Risks of Atrial Flutter? The main danger is that your heart doesn’t pump blood very well when it beats too fast. Vital organs like the heart muscle and brain may not get enough blood, which can cause them to fail. Congestive heart failure, heart attack, and stroke all can result.
Can atrial flutter go away by itself?
Sometimes, atrial flutter goes away by itself and no further action is needed. If it persists, your doctor may pursue any of the following treatments: Treatment of any underlying conditions.
Can atrial flutter be caused by stress?
Stress can contribute to heart rhythm disorders (arrhythmias) such as atrial fibrillation. Some studies suggest that stress and mental health issues may cause your atrial fibrillation symptoms to worsen. High levels of stress may also be linked to other health problems.
What is the best treatment for atrial flutter?
How is atrial flutter treated?
- Medicines to slow your heart rate. They may also help relieve your symptoms.
- Blood-thinning medicines to help prevent stroke.
- Electrical cardioversion to stop atrial flutter.
- Catheter ablation to stop atrial flutter.