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Ventricular flutter

Ventricular flutter
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 I49.0
ICD-9-CM 427.42
MeSH D054141

Ventricular flutter is an arrhythmia, more specifically a tachycardia affecting the ventricles with a rate over 250-350 beats/min. It is characterized on the ECG by a sinusoidal waveform without clear definition of the QRS and T waves. It has been considered as a possible transition stage between ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation, and is a critically unstable arrhythmia that can result in sudden cardiac death.

It can occur in infancy,[1] youth,[2] or as an adult.

It can be induced by programmed electrical stimulation.[3][4]

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  • http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/409172_3


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