A guide to help you talk to your cardiologist about whether WATCHMAN is right for you.
A quick guide on WATCHMAN that you can share with your doctor or loved one.
Here's what you should know about the WATCHMAN Implant and procedure.
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Hear from a team of doctors who implant WATCHMAN and see inside the procedure room.
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See a list of medical centers near you that are implanting WATCHMAN.
Marjorie had a history of stroke and was at risk of bleeding on blood thinners.
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Billy had a history of internal bleeding on blood thinners.
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AFib treatment options, treatment centers, health resources, and more.
Support groups and information for people with AFib.
A wealth of information on stroke and heart conditions like AFib.
Tools, information, and support for caregivers and their families.
Resources for people caring for loved ones with chronic conditions.
WATCHMAN is for people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem who need an alternative to warfarin. This website is intended to provide patients and caregivers with some information about the WATCHMAN Implant. It may help prepare you for talking to your doctor about your options for reducing stroke risk.
Important Safety Information
The WATCHMAN Device is a permanent implant designed to close the left atrial appendage in the heart in an effort to reduce the risk of stroke.
With all medical procedures there are risks associated with the implant procedure and the use of the device. The risks include but are not limited to accidental heart puncture, air embolism, allergic reaction, anemia, anesthesia risks, arrhythmias, AV (Arteriovenous) fistula, bleeding or throat pain from the TEE (Trans Esophageal Echo) probe, blood clot or air bubbles in the lungs or other organs, bruising at the catheter insertion site, clot formation on the WATCHMAN™ Closure Device, cranial bleed, excessive bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, groin puncture bleed, hypotension, infection/pneumonia, pneumothorax, pulmonary edema, pulmonary vein obstruction, renal failure, stroke, thrombosis and transient ischemic attack. In rare cases death can occur.
Be sure to talk with your doctor so that you thoroughly understand all of the risks and benefits associated with the implantation of the WATCHMAN Device.
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