Facebook Pixel

Atrial Flutter Causes & Risks

Causes

Atrial flutter may be caused by the following:

  • Heart disease
  • Heart surgery‚Äďatrial flutter is most common during the first few weeks after open-heart surgery
  • Disease elsewhere in the body that affects the functioning of the heart
  • Intake of substances such as caffeine, alcohol, diet pills, or certain types of prescription or over-the-counter medication that affect the electrical impulses of the heart
  • Stress and anxiety

Risk Factors

The following factors increase your chance of developing atrial flutter. If you have any of these risk factors, tell your doctor:

Atrial flutter is more likely to develop in older adults.

ASK Your Health Question

It's FREE and you'll get a response within 24 hours

ASK

POST Info, Tips & Stories

Inspire others to learn from your experiences. Tell your story!

POST
Get Email Updates

Atrial Flutter Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.

ASK

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!