Doctors at Cardiovascular Specialists of Southwest Louisiana Implant First Watchman® Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Device

LAKE CHARLES, La. (November 6, 2018)

On October 31, 2018, Doctors at Cardiovascular Specialists of Southwest Louisiana successfully implanted the first Watchman® left atrial appendage occlusion device, an alternative to anti-coagulation (blood thinners) in patients with atrial-fibrillation. This new, one-time implant procedure could change the lives of many people with atrial-fibrillation. It has been proven to reduce bleeding risk and the  need for lifelong use of blood thinners for patients with atrial fibrillation.

For more information, contact Cardiovascular Specialists of Southwest Louisiana office at (337) 493-4345 or send an e-mail to chinton@imperialhealth.com or visit watchman.com  

Pictured left-to-right are Doctors Corey G. Foster, MD, FACC, Richard M. Gilmore, MD, FACC, Jake T. LeBeau, MD, FACC, and Thomas J. Mulhearn IV, MD, FACC

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  • #1

    Evelyn Doucet (Wednesday, 07 November 2018 10:08)

    Congratulations doctors! So proud we can do this here in Lake Charles. It will be so convenient for our patients.

  • #2

    Andre Knapp, NP (Thursday, 08 November 2018 21:43)