How to Treat Atrial Flutter?
- July 26, 2023
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Things to note:
Synchronised DC cardioversion, 200 J, after sedation with:
- Diazepam, IV, 10-20 mg.
- DC cardioversion is the most effective therapy.
- Do not use verapamil as it will not convert flutter to sinus rhythm and may cause serious hypotension.
- Anticoagulants if sustained.
- Recurrent atrial flutter is an indication for referral as some may be cured by radio-frequency catheter ablation.