If you have atrial fibrillation (AFib), left atrial appendage closure may reduce your risk of stroke. This procedure safely seals off a small part of your heart to help prevent blood clots. Left atrial appendage closure is an alternative to blood thinners for eligible patients.
At Stanford Health Care, we work together to find the best way to reduce your risk of stroke. We offer left atrial appendage closure using the Watchman FLX™ and the Amplatzer™ Amulet™. These devices are FDA-approved to lower the risk of AFib-related strokes.
Stanford Health Care is one of the few centers in the country that performs left atrial appendage closure without general anesthesia and transesophageal echocardiogram. Our approach is less invasive, and you go home the same day.