Atrial Arrhythmia

What is Atrial Arrhythmia? Atrial arrhythmia is a change in the rate, rhythm, or conduction of cardiac electrical activity that originates in the atria.

What Are The Types of Atrial Arrhythmia?

  • Focal and multifocal atrial tachycardia
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial flutter
  • Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia


What Causes Atrial Arrhythmia?

  • Scarring from an injury to the atrial tissue during surgery 
  • Congenital diseases of the AV node
  • Structural anomalies
  • Drug toxicities

Source: Leonelli, F. M., Bagliani, G., Boriani, G., & Padeletti, L. (2017). Arrhythmias Originating in the Atria. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics, 9(3), 383–409.