Common and Uncommon Atrial Flutter: What Are the Long-Term Results and Complications of Radiofrequency Ablation?

  • S. González
  • J. Almendral
  • M. Ortiz
  • J. P. Villacastin
  • A. Arenal
  • J. García
  • N. Pérez Castellano
  • J. L. Delcan
Conference paper


The availability of nonpharmacological therapeutic options has been a major breakthrough in the treatment of most cardiac arrhythmias. In the case of atrial flutter, radiofrequency catheter ablation has not only increased the therapeutic efficacy of this typically drug-resistant arrhythmia, but has enhanced our knowledge about its mechanisms. The identification of the mechanisms of atrial flutter has been a challenge for several decades [1], but only recently has our understanding about the existence of different types of atrial flutter with different mechanisms allowed the development of a curative approach to some types of atrial flutter.


Atrial Fibrillation Radiofrequency Ablation Catheter Ablation Ablation Procedure Atrial Flutter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. González
    • 1
  • J. Almendral
    • 1
  • M. Ortiz
    • 1
  • J. P. Villacastin
    • 1
  • A. Arenal
    • 1
  • J. García
    • 1
  • N. Pérez Castellano
    • 1
  • J. L. Delcan
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory, Departamento de CardiologiaHospital General Universitario Gregorio MarañónMadridSpain

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