Ablation therapy of type I atrial flutter may eradicate paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

Am J Cardiol. 1996 Aug 1;78(3):345-7. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(96)00291-3.


In patients with paroxysms of atrial fibrillation preceded by episodes of atrial flutter on Holter monitoring, eradication of the flutter circuit may also abolish the episodes of atrial fibrillation. At electrophysiology study, these patients are identified by documentation of simultaneous flutter of the right atrium and fibrillation of the left atrium.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Atrial Fibrillation / diagnosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation / surgery*
  • Atrial Flutter / diagnosis
  • Atrial Flutter / surgery*
  • Catheter Ablation*
  • Electrocardiography, Ambulatory
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged