Cardiac arrhythmias: atrial flutter of newborn the case from practice

Cardiac arrhythmias: atrial flutter of newborn the case from practice

Atrial flutter (AF) — a kind of atrial fibrillation, in which there is a rapid rhythmic excitation and contraction of the atria with a frequency of 350-400-480 pulses/min [1]. AF is caused by activation of ectopic pacemaker, located in the atria, it becomes a pacemaker, replacing work sinus [2]. In pediatric practice, atrial flutter is quite rare, accounting for about 2% of all fetal arrhythmias, and 20-25% of all perinatal persistent tachycardia. Cause of AF are organic heart disease with the localization of the pathological process in the atria: congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathy, fibroelastosis, carditis [3]. However, 14-30% of AF ...


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