Does anyone know anything about "watchman", a device to prevent blood clots causing strokes ?
Or has anyone on here actually had the operation ?
There has just been a feature on my local tv station stating that this device is now available in our area (Cumbria and Northumbria) for people with AF.
Evidently it is an "umbrella" type filter installed in the heart which prevents blood clots entering the bloodstream and they claim that after the operation there is no longer any need for anticoagulants or warfarin which in time can cause internal bleeding
The heart grows around it and there is no need for future replacements so you would be off anticoagulants and such for life
I have found that St Mary's hospital in London were doing this operation in London in 2009
If it is good you would think that we all would be treated this way saving the NHS millions
Try this link, if it does not work there is a lot of info on Google
Keep well everyone