Atrial Fibrillation Column Featured in Local Publications

Scripps Clinic cardiologist Douglas Gibson explores alternative to blood thinners

Scripps physicians are using a device called the Watchman to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Several publications in the San Diego area recently featured a column by Scripps Clinic cardiologist Douglas Gibson, MD, about atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heart beat which increases a patient’s risk for blood clots and stroke.


While blood thinners are a common treatment for this condition, Dr. Gibson prescribes the WATCHMAN device to some of his patients who aren’t able to tolerate the medication.


Read the Carlsbad Business Journal column (page 6): New Therapies for Atrial Fibrillation Treatment


Read the La Jolla Patch column: Prevent a Stroke, Learn About Arial Fibrillation

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