Leading Implanters Share When and How They Became Confident with WATCHMAN

 

“You get over your first 25, 50 cases, you should flourish from there as long as you keep dedicated to the program and continue to believe in the therapy. I kind of liken it to pedaling up a hill. If you stop pedaling, you’re just going to roll backwards; you got to keep pedaling and moving it along.”

– Dr. Jamie Kim
Electrophysiologist
Catholic Medical Center

 

 

The Clinical Impact of WATCHMAN for NVAF Patients

Anticoagulants have been around for a long time and we have been known to treat atrial fibrillation and reduce stroke in patients with NVAF with anticoagulants and now we have this device [WATCHMAN] that could potentially prevent stroke in patients who are not long-term candidates for anticoagulation.”

– Dr. Devi Nair
Electrophysiologist
St. Bernard’s Medical Center

 

Implanter Role in LAAC Program Success

“One has to be dedicated to the fact that this is a new program and it ought to succeed, and you as the implanter have to take full responsibility for every aspect of that program.”

– Dr. Steven Burstein
Interventional Cardiologist
Good Samaritan Los Angeles + Cedars-Sinai

 

Patient Types Treated with WATCHMAN

“The patients that would come back to us and say listen, this has changed our lives we no longer have to rely on being on an anticoagulant, we can eat what we want to eat, we don’t have to worry about coming in every week…the patients who continue to give us feedback to say that they were happy just to change their lives and that I think that sold it for me.”

– Dr. Ashish Sadhu
Electrophysiologist
Dignity St. Joseph & Banner Univ.
Medical Center Phoenix

Participating WATCHMAN Implanters

Dr. Steven Burstein
Interventional Cardiologist
Good Samaritan Los Angeles
Cedars-Sinai

Dr. Ashish Sadhu
Electrophysiologist
Dignity St. Joseph & Banner Univ.
Medical Center Phoenix

Dr. Michael Rinaldi
Interventional Cardiologist
Carolinas Healthcare

Dr. Devi Nair
Electrophysiologist
St. Bernard's Medical Center

Dr. Brad Mikaelian
Electrophysiologist
Memorial Hospital Center
Univ. of Colorado Health

Dr. Hemal Gada
Interventional Cardiologist
UPMC Pinnacle

Dr. Manish Shah
Electrophysiologist
MedStar
Washington Hospital Center

Dr. Brij Maini
Interventional Cardiologist
Delray Medical Center

Dr. Jamie Kim
Electrophysiologist
Catholic Medical Center