WATCHMAN: A New Weapon in Stroke Prevention

A medical device about the size of a quarter could help prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation (AFib) who are looking for an option to commonly-prescribed blood thinners. AFib is a significant risk factor for stroke.

The FDA approved the WATCHMAN device last year to be used in people whose AFib isn’t related to heart valve disease.

Read more about it at strokesmart.org.

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