Value of CT
Pre-CT Adoption is Rising
Pre-CT use is expected to double among WATCHMAN Implanters.
A majority of these Implanters want to be involved in the CT analysis themselves.
Top 3 Advantages of Pre-CT According to WATCHMAN Implanters1
Pre-CT is Capable of Assessing the Baseline Imaging Requirements for WATCHMAN™
WATCHMAN LAAC Pre-Op Baseline Imaging Requirements
|In Multiple Views||CT||TEE|
|Measure LAA Length with Width at the Ostium||✔||✔|
|Assess LAA Morphology||✔||✔|
|Confirm the Absence of Thrombus||✔||✔|
Procedure Benefits of Pre-CT
Each LAA is unique, and CT reveals a complete picture of the anatomy to make your procedures more predictable.
Benefits of Pre-CT Shown by Henry Ford Hospital2
with 3D-CT vs 92% with 2D-TEE
Lower Procedure Time
with 3D-CT vs 2D-TEE
Pre-procedural cardiac CT may improve the accuracy, efficacy and safety of LAAO3.
Pre-CT Advantages During COVID-19
Pre-CT offers additional advantages over Pre-TEE during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Advantages of Pre-CT Compared to Pre-TEE for LAAC
Increased Patient Comfort
- No sedation
- No fasting
- Non‑invasive with no post‑procedure recovery
Reduced Exposure Risk
- Non‑aerosol generating4
- Less physician contact5
Decreased Resource Utilization
- Faster throughput5 with no post‑procedure recovery
- N95/N99 not required4