Holiday Hours

With the exception of Inova hospitals, Inova Emergency Care and Inova-GoHealth Urgent Care, all Inova outpatient offices will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday – Monday, May 27.

What is WATCHMAN FLX?

Like the original WATCHMAN technology, the next-generation WATCHMAN FLX is a parachute-like device inserted at the opening of the LAA to prevent clots from leaving the appendage and causing a stroke. The procedure is performed by a team of interventional cardiologists and cardiac electrophysiologists.

The recent improvements to the technology make the procedure more efficient, safer and appropriate for more patients. Insertion of the device is a one-time, minimally invasive procedure and typically involves only an overnight hospital stay.

Who is WATCHMAN appropriate for?

WATCHMAN is for those with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem who need an alternative to blood thinners.

Contact Us

Director of Inova's WATCHMAN Program

Matthew Sherwood, MD
Matthew W. Sherwood, MD
Years of Experience
18

Wayne Batchelor, MD
Wayne B. Batchelor, MD
Years of Experience
34
Elizabeth Held, MD
Elizabeth Held, MD
Specialty
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
Years of Experience
10
Zachary Hollis, MD
Zachary T. Hollis, MD
Specialty
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
Years of Experience
14
Shahram Yazdani, MD
Specialty
Interventional Cardiology
Clinical Interests
Cardiac, Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), Nutrition, Preventative Disease Care, Sleep Disorder
Years of Experience
33