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Over 300,000 people have
left blood thinners behind

Answer a few questions about your AFib to see if the WATCHMAN Implant is right for you.

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One Time. For a Lifetime.

AFib doesn’t have to mean a lifetime of blood thinners. The WATCHMAN Implant is a one‑time, minimally invasive procedure that reduces stroke risk and bleeding worry for life.




The WATCHMAN Implant Reduces the Risk of Stroke from Non‑valvular AFib

There’s an alternative to blood thinners for people who need one. It’s called the  WATCHMAN Implant. The most implanted, FDA-approved device proven to reduce stroke risk in people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem (also referred to as non-valvular AFib). Watch the video to learn more and talk to your cardiologist about the WATCHMAN Implant.

Beyond Blood Thinners

Over 1/3 of people with AFib feel trapped between the fear of having a stroke and fear of the risks associated with blood thinners. In fact, more than 4 in 5 people with AFib taking a blood thinner (83%) say they would be willing to try a different treatment to help reduce their risk of stroke.1

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For All the Right Reasons

The WATCHMAN Implant effectively reduces the risk of stroke—without the risk of bleeding that can come with the long-term use of blood thinners.2,3

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There are risks associated with all medical procedures. Please talk with your doctor about the risks and benefits associated with the WATCHMAN Implant.

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We have a lot of freedom now to do the things that we love to do together, without all those fears.

— LINDA, 76

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WATCHMAN Implant TV Commercial​

See this story about what life could be like without blood thinners after having the WATCHMAN Implant procedure.

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The WATCHMAN Implant is for people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem who need an alternative to blood thinners. 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 and WATCHMAN FLX Devices are permanent implants 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 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 device.


  1. WatchUsNow.com. The Harris Poll online survey. Boston Scientific. SH-574213-AA. https://www.watchusnow.com/?page=d75be9d4-ba36-456c-a72d-dc3df07892da. Accessed March 28, 2019.
  2. Holmes DR Jr, Doshi SK, Kar S, et al. Left atrial appendage closure as an alternative to warfarin for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation: a patient-level meta-analysis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015;65(24):2614-2623.
  3. Price MJ, Reddy VY, Valderrábano M, et al. Bleeding outcomes after left atrial appendage closure compared with long-term warfarin. JACC Cardiovasc Interv.2015;8(15):1925-1932.