WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device

WATCHMAN™ is an implanted device designed to reduce the risk of stroke by closing off the left atrial appendage, which is known to be the main source of blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation. The procedure is minimally invasive, and recovery typically takes about 24-48 hours.

AFib patients have a five times greater risk of stroke and typically have to take a long-term blood-thinning drug with potentially serious side effects. After a successful procedure, patients may be able to stop taking blood-thinning drugs.

Blood thinner medications can lead to lifestyle limitations like:

  • Negative interactions with food and drugs
  • Serious side effects often difficult to tolerate
  • Frequent and ongoing monitoring required

The positive results of the WATCHMAN™ may include:

  • Stroke risk reduction
  • Long term anticoagulation therapy cessation
  • Better quality of life

The WATCHMAN™ makes managing Atrial Fibrillation so much easier. 


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