Left Atrial Appendage Closure – The Watchman Device

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  • Lectures
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    164 students

What you'll learn

Atrial fibrillation is one of the common cardiac pathologies which is encountered in the emergency department and is a challenge faced by health care professionals. read more »»

There is no escaping it literally from encountering and causes cardiac dysfunction with increased chances of stroke. It has been estimated that 2.3 million people in the United States have clinically recognized AF, with the number expected to increase to approximately 5.6 million by 2050. Left atrial appendage (LAA) is the major source of thrombus formation in patients with AF. The WATCHMAN Device is one of the options for management of AF and has been commercially available internationally since 2009 which is the leading device in percutaneous left atrial appendage closure globally. Learn more about this case in this expert speaker presentation designed by Medvarsity and Dosily.

Who Should Attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • AYUSH students
  • Students interested in Biological sciences

Key concepts covered include:

By the end of the course, you will learn:

  • What is the watchman device?
  • Left atrial appendage and its importance
  • LAA Device and its placement


Dr. Sanjeevkumar Ramchandra Kalkekar

MBBS, MD (Gen. Med), DNB (Cardiology), Interventional Cardiologist


Dr. Kalkekar is a leading Interventional Cardiologist in Navi Mumbai and is recognized for his expertise in primary angioplasty. His areas of specialization include Radial Angiography and Angioplasty, Femoral Angiography and Angioplasty, Renal Angioplasty, Permanent Pacemaker Implantation, device closure of ASD/PDA, IVC filter Implantations, Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty and Balloon Aortic Pulmonary Valvuloplasty.

He can be consulted at Dr. Kalkekar’s Cura Advanced Cardiac and child health clinic and MGM’s New Bombay Hospital. And. He is also attached to Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Terna Sahyadri Specialty Hospital, and sterling Wockhardt Hospital, in Navi Mumbai. He did his graduation and postgraduation in medical studies in Aurangabad and studied and trained for the cardiology super specialty at the renowned and prestigious Asian Heart Institute and Research Center in Mumbai. He has extensively trained at the Asian Heart Institute and Research Centre and has performed some 8,000 interventional procedures in the last ten years.

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