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What is the success rate of a cardiac ablation for atrial flutter?

The success rate of a cardiac ablation for an atrial flutter depends on the flutter's location. Cardiac ablation has a larger success rate for right side atrial flutters.

Atrial flutter comes in two flavors: typical and atypical. Typical flutter accounts for the vast majority of atrial flutters observed in patients who have not had a prior ablation in the left atrium, prior cardiac surgery, or certain types of congenital heart disease. The cure rate for ablation of typical atrial flutter should be 98-99% at most high-volume centers. 

Ablation of atypical atrial flutter most commonly involves the left atrium and is a significantly more complex procedure. The success rate of ablation of atypical atrial flutter ranges from 60-90% depending on a variety of factors.

The success rate of a cardiac ablation for atrial flutter is very high; about 90 percent.

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