- Your healthcare provider will ask you to stay overnight in the hospital after the procedure and go home on the following day.
- Your healthcare provider may ask you to avoid intense physical activity or strenuous exercise like heavy lifting, climbing stairs, running, riding a bicycle, engaging in sexual activity for at least 3 days after the procedure.
- After your watchman procedure, you will be required to take warfarin for 45 days or until your LAA is permanently closed down.
- A Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) will be performed 1 month following the procedure to ensure that the LAA is completely closed and to rule out the existence of any leftover blood clots.
- Your healthcare team will also prescribe aspirin for you to take lifelong to reduce the risk of forming blood clots anywhere else in the heart and blood vessels.
- You may be asked to do very light exercise like short walks 5 to 10 minutes several times a day daily after your procedure.
- If you have any of the following symptoms, you should call your healthcare provider right away:
- severe pain, bleeding or swelling around the area in your upper leg
- shortness of breath
- fever that is not reducing.
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