Atrial flutter is a type of arrhythmia, that is, an irregularity in the beating of the heart. Symptoms of atrial flutter include:
Causes of atrial flutter include heart disease, hypertension, heart muscle disease, heart abnormalities, substances, and diseases that affect other areas of the body. Treatment of atrial flutter includes defibrillation and medication.
Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart that can be caused by a variety of other diseases, conditions, medications, and heredity. Cardiomyopathy causes can be categorized in several ways. One classification system is primary and secondary cardiomyopathy, another is extrinsic or intrinsic. The most common symptoms of cardiomyopathy are
Treatment is generally directed toward the underlying cause of the disease. Prognosis can be very good, or in some cases very poor with heart transplant as the only option.
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Atrial Flutter Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins
Propafenone is in a group of drugs called Class IC anti-arrhythmics. It affects the way your heart beats...learn more »
Digoxin is derived from the leaves of a digitalis plant. Digoxin helps make the heart beat stronger and with a more regular rhythm...learn more »
Metoprolol is a beta-blocker that affects the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins)...learn more »
Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels...learn more »
Propranolol is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins)...learn more »
Warfarin is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). Warfarin reduces the formation of blood clots...learn more »