Atrial flutter (fibrillation): Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

Atrial flutter is a condition, which needs to be treated immediately, once diagnosed. Don`t hesitate to ask for professional medical help if you have problems with your heartbeat. Not only can you find here useful information about your disease, you can also book a private consultation with the best specialists in cardiology.

Below, methods of atrial flutter treatments are listed. By clicking on the search results, not only will you be able to find the most suitable clinics and the best specialists in this field, you will also be able to find out how much such treatments cost and book the program you are interested in online.  


Booking Health offers the following options of treatment for this diagnosis.

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Best hospitals for Atrial flutter (fibrillation) treatment

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Waldbrol District Hospital of the Klinikum Oberberg

The Waldbröl District Hospital has the state-of-the-art medical equipment and is the certified Cancer Center. The key goal of the Hospital is to provide patients with a competent individual medical care and nursing.

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Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

With 900 beds and approximately 2,050 employees in two branches, the Alfried Krupp Hospital is one of the larger hospital institutions in Essen.

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About the disease

Atrial flutter is dysfunctional heart rhythm in the heart atria. The number of random atrial contractions during atrial flutter varies from 350 to 799 beats per 1 minute. Normal human heartbeat is approximately 120 beats per minute. If heart beat exceeds this number, a person is diagnosed with tachycardia. Atrial flutter is most characteristic for people who have hypertension and disease of coronary artery. Each case of this disease is very individual. General condition of the patients can can vary satisfactory to moderate or severe. In that case the patient has pale skin and suffers from cyanosis of the mucous membranes and swelling of jugular veins. There are two manifestations of this disease: permanent long-term arrhythmia and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation which attacks can last up to 7 days. Long-term atrial fibrillation can result in such complications as violation of hemodynamics and heart failure. Thromboembolism, which is formation of blood clots in the atria, is another complication of this disease. Thromboembolism can develop in cerebral vessels, mesentery, kidney, spleen, lungs, limbs and peripheral vessels. Mortality rate among patients with chronic atrial fibrillation is approximately 30%. This is because of ventricular arrhythmia, which can result in sudden death.


  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dull aching pain in the heart
  • Spasmodic contractions of the heart


Diagnosis of this disease is usually done by cardiologist on the basis of:

  • Electrocardiogram, which can measure person's heart beat
  • Auscultation is also an effective diagnostic method, during which a doctor listens to patient`s heart


  • Electroconvulsive therapy is an electroshock treatment, during which electric current is applied through the electrodes, attached to the brain. This therapy causes brief seizure in the brain, which restores the normal heartbeat.
  • Pacemaker implantation This device, which is also called an artificial pacemaker is used to maintain a normal heart rate for patients with atrial fibrillation. Pacemaker periodically delivers pulses that affect the myocardium and cause it to shrink at a certain frequency. Implantation of the device makes a skin incision on the heart, while its edges are not affected. This operation has a low traumatic effect.
  • Open invasive cardiac ablation creates the scar tissue, which can restore the heart beat.
  • Catheter ablation neutralizes heart cells that trigger atrial fibrillation. This is done by opening the fused fibers of impulses in the problem area. Destruction of tissues is produced by laser radiation, cold, electrical or chemical reagent. Catheter ablation is considered to be a minimally invasive method, since it does not open heart.