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Atrial Flutter MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Atrial Flutter
Tree Number(s)
C14.280.067.248
C23.550.073.248
Unique ID
D001282
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001282
Annotation
do not confuse with ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
Scope Note
Rapid, irregular atrial contractions caused by a block of electrical impulse conduction in the right atrium and a reentrant wave front traveling up the inter-atrial septum and down the right atrial free wall or vice versa. Unlike ATRIAL FIBRILLATION which is caused by abnormal impulse generation, typical atrial flutter is caused by abnormal impulse conduction. As in atrial fibrillation, patients with atrial flutter cannot effectively pump blood into the lower chambers of the heart (HEART VENTRICLES).
Entry Term(s)
Auricular Flutter
NLM Classification #
WG 330.5.A6
Public MeSH Note
84; was AURICULAR FLUTTER 1963-83
Online Note
use ATRIAL FLUTTER to search AURICULAR FLUTTER 1966-83
History Note
84; was AURICULAR FLUTTER 1963-83
Date Established
1984/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2007/07/09
Atrial Flutter Preferred
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