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Watchman™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure Procedure at Manatee Memorial Hospital
Patients who are taking warfarin on a long-term basis have a different option to help prevent blood clots and possible stroke. The Watchman™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant is an alternative for many patients that is designed to work as a safety net by closing off the left atrial appendage (LAA) and catching harmful blood clots before they enter the bloodstream whenever blood pools in the heart.
Daniel Friedman, MD, FACC, FHRS, Cardiologist and Watchman Medical Director of the Structural Heart Clinic at Manatee Memorial Hospital, discusses the Watchman™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure Procedure.