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London Bridge Hospital

Completes UK

Private Hospital First

TheWATCHMAN

®

is a device-based solution designed to close

off the left atrial appendage.The technology provides a solution

for patients with atrial fibrillation who require blood thinning

medications to reduce their risk of stroke.

The device is introduced into the heart via a catheter through

a vein in the groin.The device has been designed to capture

any clots that may form in the appendage, potentially reducing

the risk of stroke and eliminating the need for long-term use of

blood thinning medications.

Professor Schilling said,

“We are ideally placed to do

this kind of procedure because crossing into the

left side of the heart and entering the pocket

where a clot occurs (the left atrial appendage)

is something we do every day as part of the

catheter ablation procedures to eliminate atrial

fibrillation.This experience makes a complex

procedure very simple.”

London Bridge Hospital’s Cardiology Department has completed the first ever

WATCHMAN

®

case in a private hospital in the UK, with Professor Richard Schilling

performing the procedure.

As part of London Bridge Hospital’s ongoing commitment to offering the

best in diagnostic and treatment facilities, we are proud to have expanded

the consulting services available at our satellite centre in CanaryWharf,

Docklands Healthcare.

Docklands Healthcare is convenient and well resourced, providing

patients living and working in the CanaryWharf area with diagnostic

imaging and orthopaedic specialists on their doorstep.

In most cases, we are able to offer a same or next-day appointment for

general X-rays, state-of-the-art MRI scanning and ultrasound scanning, as

well as clinics held by leading specialist orthopaedic Consultants, including

a Consultant Sports Physician.

Docklands Healthcare is able to provide patients with results on CD

following their scan.The results are assessed by leading Consultants from

some of London’s top hospitals, and the centre will fax their reports to

referring GPs or Consultants within 24-48 hours.

Docklands Healthcare

For more information on the services offered by Docklands

Healthcare, contact GP Liaison on

020 7234 2009

, or visit

www.docklandshealthcare.com

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