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Watchman Device Helps AFIB Patients

February 27th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

Dr. Hani Alkhatib spoke with WCBC recently about new procedures available to patients at UPMC Western Maryland’s Heart and Vascular Institute.  The Watchman Procedure is a good choice for those heart patients experiencing AFIB who are older or who cannot take blood thinners.  Watchman is a device implanted in the heart to stop a clot from forming.  Dr. Alkhatib described the procedure that seals off part of the heart…