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Atrial Flutter (cont.)

Atrial Flutter Symptoms

Some people have no symptoms with atrial flutter. Others describe the following symptoms:

  • Palpitations (a rapid heartbeat or a pounding sensation in the chest)
  • A fluttering feeling in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Anxiety
  • Weakness

People with underlying heart or lung disease who experience atrial flutter may have these symptoms as well as the following more significant symptoms:

  • Angina pectoris (chest or heart pains)
  • Feeling faint or light headed
  • Fainting (syncope)
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/6/2014
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