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    • #27221
      Colleen Steele

      One of our members mentioned the Watchman procedure/device. It is a small implant placed into the heart that can reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. I read that it’s a permanent device that doesn’t have to be replaced and can’t be seen outside the body.

      Do you have a Watchman, know someone who does? Is this something you have discussed with your doctor about possibly having in the future? Share your experience with us.

    • #27231
      Jen Cueva

      Thanks, @colleensteele for sharing this topic. Many here have Afib and may have some type of implanted device like a Watchman. I had never heard of that specific one.

      We do all learn from one another. That is why this forum is so amazing!

    • #27250
      Joe Flynn

      I had it after my ablation now off all anticoagulation and loving it

    • #31054
      Colleen Steele

      New member @peterseaford was just fitted for a Watchman in May and is hoping some members can share their experience with it.

      Here is a link that provides information about the Watchman in case you aren’t familiar with it.

      • #31073
        Peter White

        After my triple bypass in 2002 I was on warfarin but had problems so switched to eliquis but just recently more problems so Watchman was inserted

        Seeing doctor on Monday and hope to be off thinners but thought that next step was baby aspirin

        have a beaut day

        regards peter

    • #31093
      Peter White

      Hi – it’s me again – peter – saw my doctor and he has ordered a TEE for me on 21 July and , if all ok , then no more blood thinners but I read somewhere that some people are prescribed “baby” aspirin – we will soon know

      Have had no problems to date – touch wood – but have one question – I received a photocopy of a Watchman card in the mail but it is only one side

      I was told that the proper card has details on the reverse about emergency contacts

      Unfortunately the lock down for COVID stops me from calling at the doctors office but over the phone all I get sent is another photo copy of the front

      Would appreciate your advise as to if the reverse of the card is important at all


      kind regards



    • #32825
      Stephanie Mitchell

      I have permanent A-Fib and have had numerous cardioversions and two ablations, both of which lasted about 90 days before the A-Fib came back. My EP and I have decided to let the A-Fib do it’s thing as it’s the least of my numerous other medical issues.

    • #32832
      Jen Cueva

      Hi @stephanie, it’s great to see you post again. I know that you recently updated me after MIA for a while. @peterseaford will appreciate you sharing your experience with Afib and ablation.

      Many I know wh have had an ablation need it more often than they initially thought. Have you found any relief yet, @peterseaford? with your many other medical issues, I hope that the

      Stephanie, with your many other medical issues, I hope that the Afib isn’t much of a bother. After so ing, many say they tend to become accustomed to how this comes on and how it makes them feel. Some cardiologists tend to leave it last if other health concerns prioritize.

      I wish you both all the best in the new year ahead. We are always here for support and look forward to your updates.

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