• Watchman procedure is minimally invasive.
  • Watchman procedure is usually done under general anesthesia and it typically takes one hour.
  • Your healthcare provider will perform a trans-esophageal echocardiogram (TEE) at the beginning of the procedure to ensure there are no blood clots in your heart.
  • Your healthcare provider will make a small cut in your upper leg and insert a narrow tube-like a standard stent procedure.
  • Then your healthcare provider guides watchman to the Left atrial appendage (LAA).

Watch this video to learn how the watchman is implanted