Atrial flutter (AFL) is a common arrhythmia which may decrease cardiac output and may
cause embolic events. Direct current (DC) cardioversion, medical cardioversion and radiofrequency
(RF) ablation are therapeutic options, but over all RF ablation therapy has the longest event free period.
Although development of AFL after myocardial infarction is quite common it may spontaneously
recover or results in atrial fibrillation. Herein we report a patient with medical and electrical cardioversion
resistant AFL which developed in the early post-myocardial infarction period causing hemodynamic instability, who
was successfully treated with RF catheter ablation.
Keywords: Atrial flutter, myocardial infarction, radiofrequency ablation.
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