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WATCHMAN

Electrophysiology

WATCHMANTM:  a revolutionary approach to reducing stroke risk from a-fib

heart_-squares_watchman2.pngThe WATCHMAN™ left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) device was developed for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AFib) as an alternative to the blood thinners they often take to reduce their stroke risk. 

AFib is an abnormal heart rhythm that can cause irregular heart beating and can cause blood to pool and clot inside the heart. That clot, if released, could cause a stroke which can be fatal or disabling. The WATCHMAN™ device closes off the left atrial appendage, which is the most common place where clots can form, enabling most people to stop their blood thinning medication. This therapy can be an important option for patients who are at risk of bleeding.

CMC is a leader in the minimally-invasive WATCHMAN procedure, being the first hospital in New England to implant the device after FDA approval. We were also one of the first sites in the world to enroll WATCHMAN_Patient_Brochure_SH-406618-AB_Page_01.pngpatients in the ASAP-TOO trial for the WATCHMAN™ and to implant the new WATCHMAN FLX™.
 
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WATCHMANTM

See how it works

An alternative to blood thinners

WATCHMANTM patient

Cecelia

After the WATCHMAN™ procedure, Cecelia Deschambault says “I definitely do have my life back."

Meet our

WATCHMANTM team

Connor Haugh, MD, FACC 
Jamie H Kim, MD, FACC 
Daniel Philbin, MD, FACC 

Denise Tomasi, WATCHMAN™ Program Coordinator