Atrial Flutter Prevention

Is it possible to prevent Atrial Flutter? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods in the condition center at


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How to Prevent Atrial Flutter

To help reduce your chances of getting atrial flutter, take the following steps:

  • Reduce or eliminate use of caffeine, stimulants, alcohol, nicotine, certain medications (eg, cold medicine, diet pills) or recreational drugs
  • Obtain treatment for any underlying heart or lung disease
  • Reduce your levels of stress and anxiety
  • Check with your doctor before taking any new medications, herbs, or supplements


Learn what Atrial Flutter is
What It Is
Learn the basics of this condition. Find out what you're dealing with.
Atrial Flutter Causes
What causes Atrial Flutter? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Atrial Flutter Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Atrial Flutter? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Atrial Flutter Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Atrial Flutter Symptoms
What are the Atrial Flutter symptoms? Are you showing any? Learn more today.
Atrial Flutter Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Atrial Flutter
Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Atrial Flutter.
Atrial Flutter Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Atrial Flutter Prevention
How can you prevent Atrial Flutter? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Atrial Flutter Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Atrial Flutter treatment options are available?
Atrial Flutter Care
Learn more about the day to day care of this condition. Changes to your activity, diet, exercise, and more.
Atrial Flutter Doctors
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Do you need to contact a doctor about Atrial Flutter? Select a location to find a specialist in your area.

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