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Final Follow-Up Data Support Boston Scientific’s Watchman Stroke-Prevention Device

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The final follow-up data from the CAP and CAP2 registries support left-atrial appendage closure with Watchman as an alternative to long-term anticoagulation in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

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