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Understand who may be eligible for WATCHMAN FLX™ LAAC Implant

Identify which of your patients may benefit from the WATCHMAN FLX Implant

The WATCHMAN FLX Implant may be suitable for a broad range of non-valvular Afib (NVAF) patients and may be an appropriate option for your NVAF patients who meet these criteria. Eligible patients must:

  1. Have an increased risk for stroke and be recommended for anticoagulation (OAC)
  2. Be suitable for short-term oral anticoagulation*
  3. Have an appropriate reason to seek a non-pharmacologic alternative to OACs

*DAPT-only post-implant drug regimen now available.

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Designed to treat a broad range of patient types

Previous bleed

A history of major or non‑major bleeding

Future bleed risk

A high risk of bleeding or at risk for falls

Lifestyle and occupation

Active lifestyle or occupation where anticoagulation is not ideal


Prior inability to comply with OAC treatment

Drug interactions

Comorbidities requiring treatments that may not be compatible with OACs

Hear how WATCHMAN has positively impacted patients' quality of life.

Patient Perspective

Getting a WATCHMAN Implant has made a huge difference in Wayne’s life. Being very active, he immediately knew that the risks and side effects of blood thinners would hold him back from the life he wanted to live. After his implant procedure, he’s back to yoga, hiking and volunteering — all without the worries of bleeding or stroke.

Cardiologist Perspective

Cardiologists describe the impact WATCHMAN has had on their patients. Hear how after receiving the WATCHMAN Implant, patients were able to go back to their everyday activities without the worry of OAC bleed risk. Hear more about the different patient types who were candidates for the WATCHMAN Implant. 

Discover which of your NVAF patients may benefit from WATCHMAN

Download the WATCHMAN patient screening and referral form to help identify potential candidates and connect them with an implanter.

Download the patient screening and referral form

See patient profiles

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One Time. For a Lifetime.

* DAPT-only post-implant drug regimen now available