Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Flutter Atrial Incidence

Facts about atrial flutter:

  • This condition occurs in about 2-4 per 1,000 people in the 25-35 year age group.
  • Atrial flutter gradually increases in frequency to about 50-90 people in those over 65 years old.

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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Flutter Atrial References
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