Assessment of the WATCHMAN Device in Patients Unsuitable for Oral Anticoagulation
This is a study for people with atrial fibrillation AFib, a heart condition in which the upper chambers of the heart beat irregularly, and who cannot take blood thinners (also known as anticoagulation medicines). Patients with AFib are at risk for blood clots forming in a space in the heart called the Left Arterial Appendage (LAA). The Watchman device is used to close off the LAA, which reduces the chances of blood clots. The Watchman device is only FDA approved when used along with blood thinners. This study will evaluate the use of the Watchman device in patients that cannot tolerate blood thinners.
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