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Updates & Resources

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Stay in Touch with WATCHMAN

Talk to Us by Phone

WATCHMAN Education Specialists are trained professionals with healthcare experience. They're here to help answer your questions and make sure you have all the information you need to talk to your doctor.

Call 1-855-893-2606

Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm Central Time

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Get Updates by Email

Complete a few questions to receive communications from WATCHMAN, including our WATCHMAN Messenger emails. 

Speak with a Patient Ambassador

Patient Ambassadors are a community of people that have received the WATCHMAN Implant and have volunteered to share their personal experiences with potential patients.

Interested in learning more about the Ambassador Community?

Call 1-844-355-9114

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Find Us on Facebook

Join our community on Facebook to get updates and connect with others like you who are exploring the WATCHMAN Implant.

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Download Guides on the WATCHMAN Implant

Doctor Discussion Guide

A guide to help you talk to your cardiologist about whether the WATCHMAN Implant is right for you.

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Skip the pen and paper. You can get a customized version of this guide by answering a few questions about your experience.
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The WATCHMAN Implant Alternative

A quick guide on the WATCHMAN Implant that you can share with your doctor or loved one.

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Watch Videos & Patient Stories

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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This is the WATCHMAN Implant

Here's what you should know about the WATCHMAN Implant and procedure.

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Doctors Discuss the WATCHMAN Implant

Hear from a team of doctors who perform the WATCHMAN Implant and see inside the procedure room.

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Getting the WATCHMAN Implant During COVID‑19​

Hear from people who chose to have the WATCHMAN Implant procedure during COVID‑19 and how it’s helped them find comfort. ​

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Linda

Linda's Story

Hear how the WATCHMAN Implant freed Linda from the fear and anxiety of blood thinners. 
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Fred

Fred's Story

Fred struggled with bleeding issues from blood thinners. Hear how the WATCHMAN Implant helped him take back control of his health.
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WATCHMAN FAQ

Seven people who left blood thinners behind answer common questions about WATCHMAN. 

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Fermin

Fermín's Story (español)

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Received the WATCHMAN Implant?

Register your implant card to receive a new card in case it is lost. The registration is voluntary for all WATCHMAN Implant recipients.

Living with the WATCHMAN Implant

When can I return to work after the procedure? Can I go through metal detectors with my implant? Find information on what life is like with the WATCHMAN Implant, including frequently asked questions like these, on the Boston Scientific website.

Find out more about the WATCHMAN Implant as an alternative to blood thinners.

See Who It's For

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.