Nov 7, 2016
general, the most dreaded complication associated with atrial
fibrillation (A-fib) is the occurrence of stroke. The first line of
defense is usually a blood thinner–an oral medication taken to
reduce the risk. But for some patients, these are not a safe
solution. In these cases, a new implantable device called the
Watchman™, may help.
Listen in as Manish Shah, MD, an electrophysiologist at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, explains the benefits of the Watchman.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the first in the region to implant this device.