Successful WATCHMAN Implant in a patient with atrial fibrillation completed in 35 minutes by Dr. Mehran Moussavian.  

The WATCHMAN Implant is a minimally invasive, one-time procedure designed to reduce the risk of strokes that originate in the Left Atrial Appendage (LAA). The WATCHMAN is a permanent implant about the size of a quarter that is made from light compact materials commonly used for medical implants. Once installed, it offers an alternative to the lifelong use of blood thinners.

WATCHMAN effectively reduces the risk of stroke by permanently closing off the Left Atrial Appendage to keep blood clots from escaping. WATCHMAN can eliminate the bleeding risks and regular blood tests and food-and-drink restrictions that come with warfarin.