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New Implantable Heart Device for Stroke Prevention Debuts at Scripps

U-T San Diego article quotes cardiologist Douglas Gibson

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Scripps Health heart patients now have access to the Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device following the device’s recent approval by the Food and Drug Administration.


The Watchman is used to replace drugs for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and for the prevention of strokes. Scripps Clinic cardiologist Douglas Gibson, MD, discussed the new device in a recent U-T San Diego article.


Read the U-T article: Stroke Prevention Without Blood Thinners

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