South Florida Hospital News
Sunday January 24, 2021
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January 2021 - Volume 17 - Issue 7
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Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Now Offering Patients the WATCHMAN FLX™ Device for Atrial Fibrillation

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center now offers the WATCHMAN FLX™ for patients who have a high risk of stroke with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) who need an alternative to oral anticoagulation therapy by permanently closing off the left atrial appendage-the area of the heart where stroke-causing blood clots commonly form in NAVF.

“Built upon the success of the WATCHMAN™ platform, this next generation WATCHMAN FLX™ device is designed to offer improved procedural outcomes for patients, including reduced complication risk, said Dr. David Weisman, electrophysiologist on staff at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. “We look forward to bringing these benefits to our patients at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center who need an alternative to the bleeding risk and lifestyle challenges associated with the long-term use of blood thinners.”
 
This technology features a new, fully rounded design offering physicians the ability to safely enter, and maneuver within the left atrial appendage. It is the first LAAC device that can be fully recaptured, repositioned and redeployed for precise placement, and the new frame design allows for optimal device engagement with the tissue for long-term stability and a faster, more complete seal.
 
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