Yu.V. Zinchenko, S.V. Lizogub, M.R. Ikorkin Efficacy of sinus rhythm restoration and preservation in patients with three-years long atrial flutter episodes.

We performed electrical cardiac stimulation to achieve cardioversion without background antiarrhythmic therapy in three patients with 3-years long typical non-valvular type I atrial flutter (AF) with successful sinus
rhythm restoration in all cases. Presented clinical cases clearly demonstrate, that treatment of type I AF differs from management of patients with atrial fibrillation in many directions, including restoration and preservation of sinus rhythm, as well as anticoagulation therapy terms. Therefore, in order to establish further optimal treatment, cardioversion is necessary, regardless of arrhythmia duration.

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