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WATCHMAN™ - For Patients

If you have AFib, it's important to learn about the treatments to help reduce your stroke risk.  Blood thinners (anticoagulants) are very effective in lowering AFib stroke risk.  And most people can take them safely for years without serious side effects. But for some, they can be too risky due to bleeding complications - or too diffucult to tolerate because of side effects.  For these patients, there is an alternative:  the WATCHMAN™ Implant. 

The WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device is a first-of-its-kind, proven alternative to long-term warfarin therapy for stroke risk reduction in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.

 
The WATCHMAN™ LAAC Device offers a potentially life-changing stroke risk treatment option which could free indicated patients from the challenges of long-term warfarin therapy.

The One-Time Procedure That May Reduce Stroke Risk for a Lifetime


If you have atrial fibrillation not caused by heart valve problems and need an alternative to blood thinners, you'll want to learn about the WATCHMAN™ Implant. View these patient experiences below. 


After experiencing a stroke due to her blood thinners, Marjorie was afraid to be on blood thinners long-term. That's why she opted for the WATCHMAN , a permanent, one-time implant.




Bill Moates shares how the WATCHMAN Implant allows him to enjoy the little things in life without the risks of long-term blood thinners.
 


If you have questions regarding the WATCHMAN Implant, call our structural heart coordinator, Cynthia Ansbro at 812-842-4509 or fill out the form below. 
 
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