Watchman™ LAAC Implant
The Watchman™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant provides an alternative for patients with atrial fibrillation who take warfarin on a long-term basis to help prevent blood clots and possible stroke. The implant acts as a safety net by closing off the left atrial appendage (LAA) and catching harmful blood clots before they enter the bloodstream.
The LAAC device is inserted through a catheter in the femoral vein in the groin and guided into the patient’s heart, where it can filter potential blood clots and prevent possible stroke.
The LAAC device can be used to treat arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation.