Table 1

Patient Characteristicslegend

TotalTypical Atrial FlutterAtypical Atrial Flutterp Value
Number13911425
Age60 ± 1261 ± 1257 ± 120.18
Male gender121 (87%)98 (86%)23 (92%)0.42
Clinical risk factors
 Arterial hypertension53 (38%)42 (37%)11 (44%)0.50
 Smoking48 (35%)38 (33%)10 (40%)0.53
 Dyslipoproteinemia71 (51%)60 (53%)11 (44%)0.43
 Diabetes mellitus30 (22%)25 (22%)5 (20%)0.83
 Positive family history20 (14%)17 (15%)3 (12%)0.71
 Previous embolism7 (5%)6 (5%)1 (4%)0.79
Underlying heart diesease
 Coronary artery disease41 (29%)36 (32%)5 (20%)0.25
 Congenital heart disease3 (2%)3 (2.6%)00.41
 Valular heart disease11 (8%)10 (9%)1 (4%)0.42
 Cardiomyopathy8 (6%)7 (6.1%)1 (4%)0.68
 Other4 (3%)3 (3%)1 (4%)0.71
 None45 (32%)35 (31%)10 (40%)0.37
Duration of atrial flutter36 (26%)31 (27%)5 (20%)0.46
(<3 months)
  • legend Age is expressed as mean ± SD. Remaining data are given as number (%) of patients.