Atrial fibrillation General Cardiology

The Case Against Watchman

Many readers have asked me to update my feelings about Watchman and other percutaneous appendage closure procedures.

The short answer is that I remain unconvinced that this is a beneficial procedure. New data has been sparse and unconvincing.

I’ve recently started a newsletter on Substack. It’s called Stop and Think. In the latest post, I have included a Watchman lecture I gave at the Heart Rhythm Society meeting in Boston.

I hope you subscribe to the newsletter. It’s about science and medicine.

Here is the link for the Case Against Watchman