WATCHMAN places a 1" device (implant) into a patient’s heart without opening the patient’s chest.
Our trained and dedicated multidisciplinary heart team can conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if a WATCHMAN procedure is the appropriate treatment option for you.
What Is WATCHMAN?
Non-valvular AFib can mean a lifetime of blood thinners. The WATCHMAN procedure is a trusted alternative that permanently reduces the risk of bleeding worries, and ultimately the risk of blood clots leading to a stroke if a clot, formed in the heart, comes loose and travels to the brain. WATCHMAN is a small, flexible implant about the size of a quarter. It is placed into your heart during a minimally invasive procedure and never needs to be replaced.
Is WATCHMAN Right for You?
This is a safe, one-time, minimally-invasive procedure that permanently reduces stroke risk and blood thinner worries. For some, that means an extra measure of safety if they have bleeding due to certain medical conditions such as an ulcer. For others, it means peace of mind should they need surgery. And a more active lifestyle is less risky, even for travel that’s not near medical help. With 20 years of clinical and real-world experience, including 10 clinical trials, WATCHMAN has a proven safety record.
Because WATCHMAN requires only a small incision, most patients can return to normal activities within a few days as activities are gradually added back to their routines. Plus, 96% of people were able to discontinue their blood thinner at 45 days after their WATCHMAN procedure.
Talk to your cardiologist about the benefits and risks. Together, you’ll decide if WATCHMAN may be right for you.