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The Benefits of a WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure Implant


• After 45 days, most patients were able to stop taking warfarin, and over 99% were off of warfarin at 1 year.*

* PREVAIL trial

• Patients treated with the Watchman therapy had a 71% relative reduction in major bleeding after six months compared to patients treated with warfarin.*

* After per-protocol cessation of anti-thrombotics by WATCHMAN patients. Source: Price MJ. Avoidance of Major Bleeding with WATCHMAN LAA Closure Compared with Long-Term Anticoagulation: A Pooled Analysis of PROTECT AF and PREVAIL trials. TCT 2014.

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