Atrial Fibrillation-Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion (LAAO)
This is a treatment to decrease risk of stroke for patients with atrial fibrillation (A-Fib). This implanted device is ideal for patients who may be at an increased risk for stroke.
The WATCHMAN device
is implanted by introducing a narrow tube through a leg vein. The physician will guide the WATCHMAN device into the heart and position the implant. The device seals off the left atrial appendage.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes approximately 1-2 hours. Patients usually stay in the hospital overnight and are discharged the next day.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
TAVR is a possible option, instead of open heart surgery, for heart valve replacement. In the TAVR procedure
, the prosthetic aortic valve device is delivered most often through a vessel in your leg. The prosthetic valve is implanted inside the diseased aortic valve, allowing improved blood flow and heart function.
TAVR can improve survival, function of your heart and the quality of your life.