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How the WATCHMAN procedure treats AFib and reduces risk of stroke

  • Category: Cardiology

The WATCHMAN™ device is the only FDA-approved implant proven to reduce stroke risk in people with atrial fibrillation (AFIB) that is not caused by a heart valve problem. Foothills Hospital is the only hospital in Boulder County to conduct WATCHMAN. BCH’s WATCHMAN program is led by Srinivas Iyengar, MD – Director of Structural Heart & Interventional Cardiology.

In this video, Dr. Iyengar demonstrates how he closes the left atrial appendage (LAA) by placing the WATCHMAN device inside the heart through a one-time minimally invasive procedure. Learn more at