THE MERCK MANUAL HOME HEALTH HANDBOOKmultimedia

Location(s)

  • Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter
  • ECG: Atrial Flutter

    Photo size: small | high

    ECG: Atrial Flutter

    An ECG strip shows the presence of atrial flutter, which involves rapid contraction of the atria. Atrial flutter is indicated by a very rapid (250 to 350 beats per minute) rate and a "saw tooth" pattern. In this case, the ventricular (QRS) rate is also fast. A normal ECG strip is shown at the bottom for comparison.

    (From D Dubin, Rapid Interpretation of EKGs, 1996, Cover Inc., p. 95, 155; with permission.)

    Audio
    Photographs
    Videos