MUSC Health Offers Stroke-Reducing Device as Warfarin Alternative

MUSC Health is the first hospital in South Carolina to offer a left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device that reduces stroke risk for high-risk patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. The WATCHMANTM, (Boston Scientific Corporation, Marlborough, MA) approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in March 2015, is intended for percutaneous transcatheter closure of the LAA.

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