Recurrent symptomatic atrial flutter treated successfully in an 81-year-old woman

Drury-Smith, M.; Upright, J.; Hobday, J.; Petkar, S.
May 2012
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);May2012, Vol. 73 Issue 5, p292
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of an 81-year-old woman admitted to hospital on four separate occasions over a 3-month period is presented. She had an elevated jugular venous pressure, normal heart sounds, bibasilar lung crackles and ankle oedema and had recurrent episodes of paroxysmal atrial flutter. The patient underwent cavotricuspid isthmus radiofrequency catheter ablation and recovered successfully. INSET: Case Report.


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