Minimally-Invasive, One-Time Implant for AFib

The No. 1 doctor-recommended LAAC device, the WATCHMAN™ Implant is FDA-approved and a minimally-invasive option for AFib patients at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center. 

What is the WATCHMAN™ Implant?

A small implant the size of a quarter, the WATCHMAN™ Implant is made from light, flexible materials typically used in other medical implants. It is inserted in your heart through a short, minimally-invasive surgery. 

How does the WATCHMAN™ Implant work?

AFib impacts the ability of your heart to pump blood normally, increasing the risk of stroke. Due to the issues caused by AFib, blood begins to pool in the LAA section of your heart, potentially causing a stroke. The WATCHMAN™ Implant fits into the LAA, closing this area off and keeping the blood from pooling in that area, significantly decreasing your stroke risk. 

Is The WATCHMAN™ Implant Right for You?

If you have AFib not caused by a valve issue and have been prescribed blood thinners but need an alternative, the WATCHMAN™ Implant may be right for you, especially if: 

  • You have bled in the past due to blood thinners
  • You have difficulty taking blood thinners
  • You are at risk for serious bleeding

Talk to Your Doctor

If you believe that the WATCHMAN™ Implant may be the right option for you, talk to your doctor to discuss your treatment options and to learn more.  

Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if robotic surgery is right for you.