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This paper reports two attempts at estimating the magnitude of atrial flutter amplitude modulation caused by atrial motion during heart contraction. The first approach consists in analyzing the ECG of a patient in flutter with atrioventricular block and an implanted pacemaker. These conditions facilitate QRST cancellation, even in the presence of time-varying flutter wave amplitude. The second approach is based on a computer model of atrial flutter embedded in a torso model featuring predetermined motion of the atria. The results suggests that this lead-dependent effect is usually not large enough to preclude reasonably accurate QRST cancellation or T-wave extraction.