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Value of CT

Pre-CT Adoption is Rising

Pre-CT use is expected to double among WATCHMAN Implanters.
A majority of these Implanters want to be involved in the CT analysis themselves.

Top 3 Advantages of Pre-CT According to WATCHMAN Implanters1

Better Patient Experience

Better Understanding of Anatomy

Increased Procedural Efficiency

Pre-CT is Capable of Assessing the Baseline Imaging Requirements for WATCHMAN™

WATCHMAN LAAC Pre-Op Baseline Imaging Requirements

Procedure Benefits of Pre-CT

Each LAA is unique, and CT reveals a complete picture of the anatomy to make your procedures more predictable. 

Benefits of Pre-CT Shown by Henry Ford Hospital2

Pre-CT Advantages During COVID-19

Pre-CT offers additional advantages over Pre-TEE during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Advantages of Pre-CT Compared to Pre-TEE for LAAC

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Increased Patient Comfort

  • No sedation
  • No fasting
  • Non‑invasive with no post‑procedure recovery
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Reduced Exposure Risk

  • Non‑aerosol generating4
  • Less physician contact5
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Decreased Resource Utilization

  • Faster throughput5 with no post‑procedure recovery
  • N95/N99 not required4
  1. WATCHMAN Implanter Online Survey, Q2 2020. Data on file at Boston Scientific.
  2. Eng MH, Wang DD, Greenbaum AB, et al. Prospective, Randomized Comparison of 3D CT Guidance versus TEE Data for LAAO. CCI, 2018.  
  3. Korsholm K, Berti S, Iriart X, et al. Expert Recommendations on CT for LAAO. JACC Cardiovasc. Interv., 2020.
  4. Zoghbi WA, DiCarli MF, Blankstein R, et al. Multimodality Cardiovascular Imaging in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. JACC, 2020. 
  5. Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology. Cardiac Imaging Best Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Available at: Accessed July 24, 2020. 

WATCHMAN™ TruPlan™ is developed and owned by Circle Cardiovascular Imaging Inc. (Calgary, AB, Canada), and Boston Scientific is the exclusive reseller of WATCHMAN TruPlan

WATCHMAN TruPlan Software Brief Summary

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