WATCHMAN Device

WATCHMAN

Our heart team at CHI St. Vincent was one of the first in Arkansas to offer the WATCHMAN™ device to treat Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). This device provides an alternative to blood-thinners for preventing strokes.

If you have Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) you may be taking blood thinners to reduce your risk of stroke. This long-term warfarin therapy is not appropriate for every patient. For some patients this therapy carries a significant risk for bleeding complications.

The WATCHMAN device provides an alternative to long-term warfarin therapy for preventing stokes. This device is implanted in the heart using non-invasive surgical methods. Patients are usually sent home the following day. It helps prevent strokes by stopping by closing the source of more than 90% of stroke-causing blood clots that come from the heart.

Discuss your symptoms with your doctor.

Doctors Who Perform the WATCHMAN Procedure

Mangaraju Chakka, MD

Specialty:
  • Cardiology
Location:

Sayyadul Siddiqui, MD

Specialty:
  • Cardiology
Location:
Wallace-Thomas-W-MD

Thomas W Wallace, MD

Specialty:
  • Cardiology
Location:

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