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Watchman Device

I have read about the use of Watchman Device to basically close off LAA to prevent clot.  Anyone has any experience with this new procedure?  Thanks.
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For those of us just "reading along" can you define LAA and give just a little more on what a "Watchman Device" is?  The device part of the name strongly suggests something worn or implanted.
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Hi, LAA is left atrial appendage.  Watchman Device is a device that is inserted into the heart to seal off the appendage where clots are likely formed during Af.
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I had the watchman installed 16 months ago and feel that it is a life saver. I  had atrial fib, to which an AICD was installed. I was put on coumidan theropy tahrt caused bruising, weakness and blood loss. I was then informed of the watchman. The fact that I had lost 2/3 of my bld, due to one single internal bleed, made my mind up for me.

The result is no more coumadin, no more bleeding and a happier life.
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I had Watchman procedure three years ago. I'm 79 years old and I am feeling good.  The procedure was done in Prairie Heart, St. John's, Springfield, IL.   7 years ago I had double-pass and a pace maker
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