Watchman device

Posted by phoenix1647 @phoenix1647, Jan 1 6:44am

I was to have a watchman device implanted on Dec 22.2020. The procedure was a failure in that out of 3 devices, none would seal off the opening. Very disappointed in this. Surgeon said the rep from the makers told him they are coming out with newer devices that will be more flexable sometime in Feb, Mar, Apr timeframe. I am on the list to get one of those. The procedure itself was full of surprises for me. Please make sure you know what is going to happen in your procedure.

@amandaburnett

Hi @twohearts and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You will see that I moved your post to include you in an ongoing discussion about the watchman device so you can connect with members that in your same situation.

I thought you might be interested in a few articles about the Watchman as well:
Watchman in the Real World: Reports on Use in High-Risk Patients and Overall Safety: https://consultqd.clevelandclinic.org/watchman-in-the-real-world-reports-on-use-in-high-risk-patients-and-overall-safety/

The Efficacy and Safety of the WATCHMAN Device in LAA Occlusion in Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation Contraindicated to Oral Anticoagulation: A Focused Review: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6300422/

Evaluating Real-World Clinical Outcomes in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Receiving the WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure Technology: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCEP.118.006841

Did you ask your doctor why he wants to switch your medication?

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Thank you so much for all the helpful links. It was so kind of you to help me out.

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This is what bothers me, the Watchman is fairly new, does it really work???

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