The goal of the Watchman Procedure is to close off the left atrial appendage. The appendage is where most clots form that lead to strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Schedule an appointment with one of our Colorado Springs Cardiologists to see if the WATCHMAN is right for you.
The WATCHMAN device is implanted into the heart in a one-time procedure. It’s permanent, and it does not have to be replaced. The device can’t be seen outside the body. To implant WATCHMAN, your doctor inserts a tube in the upper leg. Your doctor then guides the WATCHMAN device into the left atrial appendage (LAA) of your heart. The procedure is done under general anesthesia and takes about an hour.
WATCHMAN is approved by the FDA for reducing the risk of stroke in people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem. More than 50,000 procedures have been performed worldwide.