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As part of an academic health system, our expert team provides quality, compassionate, and accessible care while developing the latest treatments to combat heart and vascular diseases.
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A new device to prevent strokes
A new implantable device not only reduces the risk of strokes for patients with atrial fibrillation – an irregular heartbeat – but also can allow those patients to stop taking powerful blood thinners.
The Watchman device is about the size of a quarter and looks like a tiny umbrella. It was designed to prevent clots from forming in the left atrial appendage by sealing off this section of the heart where most deadly blood clots form in people with atrial fibrillation.