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WATCHMAN™ Implant Device Support

Resources and manuals

Resources for WATCHMAN™ Implant Patients

Find patient manuals, support information, heart health organizations and more helpful resources for people living with a WATCHMAN Implant and their caregivers.

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Patient Guides and Support



Patient Stories




Organizations and Support Groups

Seconds Count
AFib treatment options, treatment centers, health resources, and more.
www.secondscount.org

AF Association
Support groups and information for people with AFib.
www.heartrhythmalliance.org/afa/us

American Heart Association
A wealth of information on stroke and heart conditions like AFib.
www.heart.org

Family Caregiver Alliance
Tools, information, and support for caregivers and their families.
www.caregiver.org

Caregiver Action Network
Resources for people caring for loved ones with chronic conditions.
www.caregiveraction.org

 

Have questions about the WATCHMAN Implant?

WATCHMAN Educational Specialists are trained professionals with healthcare experience.

They’re here to help answer your questions. 

Call (855) 637-9428

Monday to Friday, 8AM to 5PM Central Time


Indications

The WATCHMAN Implant is for people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem who need an alternative to blood thinners. This website is intended to provide patients and caregivers with some information about the WATCHMAN Implant. It may help prepare you for talking to your doctor about your options for reducing stroke risk. 

Important Safety Information 

The WATCHMAN and WATCHMAN FLX Devices are permanent implants designed to close the left atrial appendage in the heart in an effort to reduce the risk of stroke. 

With all medical procedures there are risks associated with the implant procedure and the use of the device. The risks include but are not limited to accidental heart puncture, air embolism, allergic reaction, anemia, anesthesia risks, arrhythmias, AV (Arteriovenous) fistula, bleeding or throat pain from the TEE (Trans Esophageal Echo) probe, blood clot or air bubbles in the lungs or other organs, bruising at the catheter insertion site, clot formation on the device, cranial bleed, excessive bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, groin puncture bleed, hypotension, infection/pneumonia, pneumothorax, pulmonary edema, pulmonary vein obstruction, renal failure, stroke, thrombosis and transient ischemic attack. In rare cases death can occur. 

Be sure to talk with your doctor so that you thoroughly understand all of the risks and benefits associated with the implantation of the device.