Getting Watchman FLX

Is WATCHMAN FLX Right for You?

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Talking to Your Cardiologist

You likely have more than one doctor that you trust with your health: a primary care physician for your general health needs and a cardiologist for your heart.

If you have atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem and you’re looking for an alternative to blood thinners, then it’s important to talk to your cardiologist about your options. Your cardiologist has the special knowledge needed to help you decide if WATCHMAN FLX is right for you. If you don’t have a cardiologist, your primary care physician can refer you to one.

Tell your cardiologist about any falls or accidents, unusual bruising, or symptoms of bleeding that you’ve had while on blood thinners. And be sure to ask your cardiologist about the risks and benefits associated with WATCHMAN FLX.

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Finding a WATCHMAN FLX Medical Center

More than 400 European top medical centers are now implanting WATCHMAN and WATCHMAN FLX. If you and your cardiologist decide that WATCHMAN FLX is right for you, you may be referred to one of these centers.

At the medical center you and your cardiologist select, a team of trained specialists will implant WATCHMAN FLX in your heart. About 45 days after your procedure, one of the specialists will check your heart to see whether you can stop taking medicines.

It’s important to understand that neither WATCHMAN FLX nor blood thinners cure atrial fibrillation (AF) or its symptoms, like irregular heart rhythm. After getting the WATCHMAN FLX implant, you’ll continue to see your cardiologist to manage your AF. 

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WATCHMAN FLX is for people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem who need an alternative to oral anticoagulants. This website is intended to provide patients and caregivers with some information about the WATCHMAN FLX Implant. It may help prepare you for talking to your doctor about your options for reducing stroke risk.

CAUTION: The law restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a physician. Indications, contraindications, warnings and instructions for use can be found in the product labeling supplied with each device. Information for the use only in countries with applicable health authority product registrations.
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