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Atrial Flutter (cont.)

Atrial Flutter Prevention

Although atrial flutter cannot always be prevented, leading a healthy lifestyle may reduce the chance of experiencing coronary heart disease that can lead to atrial flutter.

The best way to prevent coronary heart disease is to practice "heart healthy living" as recommended by the American Heart Association.

  • Do not smoke.
  • Engage in moderately strenuous physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day.
  • Eat nutritious foods that are low in cholesterol and other fats.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Control high blood pressure (hypertension) and high cholesterol.

If a person has already experienced an episode of atrial flutter, a health care provider should be seen regularly and his or her treatment recommendations should be strictly followed.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/6/2014
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