NATHAN M. FENICHEL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
During the past three years, three cases of auricular flutter in which the arrhythmia has persisted for prolonged periods have been seen. This is an occurrence at some variance with the general belief that auricular flutter is of short duration, a few weeks at most, and that its circus movement soon changes to either auricular fibrillation or else ceases with the resumption of normal sinus rhythm.
In the first patient, auricular flutter is still present after three years despite several attempts at interruption of the circus movement. In the second patient, the flutter remained for 15 months until his death
FENICHEL NM. CHRONIC AURICULAR FLUTTER1. Ann Intern Med. ;29:144–151. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-1-144
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;29(1):144-151.
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