Atrial flutter

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What is atrial flutter?

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm where the upper heart chambers beat at a faster rate. Atrial flutter may lead to further complications such as a heart attack or high blood pressure.

Common symptoms reported by people with atrial flutter

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with atrial flutter

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Arycor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
atrial flutter (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Cartia XT)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
atrial flutter (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
atrial flutter (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Coumadin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
atrial flutter (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
atrial flutter (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
atrial flutter (1)

Data from patients with atrial flutter, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with atrial flutter

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Arycor)
Perceived effectiveness
for atrial flutter (7 evaluations)
Side effects
non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
atrial flutter (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Cartia XT)
Perceived effectiveness
for atrial flutter (1 evaluation)
Side effects
heart palpitations
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
atrial flutter (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
atrial flutter (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Coumadin)
Perceived effectiveness
for atrial flutter (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
atrial flutter (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for atrial flutter (1 evaluation)
Side effects
elevated blood pressure
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
atrial flutter (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for atrial flutter (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
atrial flutter (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with atrial flutter, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has atrial flutter on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 2
30s 15
40s 10
50s 23
60s 26
70+ 16
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 7
20-29 years 8
30-39 years 8
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 10
60-69 years 5
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 38
Female 57

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 59
Not Diagnosed 8

These charts show data from atrial flutter patients who have completed their condition history
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