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Published on September 22, 2017

Dr. Yarkoni to discuss Watchman at Mended Hearts 

Join us for a free Mended Hearts presentation, "Watchman: Stopping a Blood Clot Before It Starts," featuring interventional cardiologist Alon Yarkoni, MD, FACC, director of the Structural Heart & Valve Center at UHS Wilson.  The presentation will take place on Monday, Sept. 25, at the UHS Heart & Vascular Institute (formerly Cardiology Associates, Hudson Street, Johnson City). Take the elevator to the second floor, enter the office, then proceed left to the waiting room.  Time:  6:30 p.m., sign-in, refreshments and visiting; 7 p.m., presentation. 

Dr. Yarkoni will discuss the new "Watchman left atrial appendage device," a first-of-its-kind, proven alternative to long-term blood thinner therapy for stroke risk reduction in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.  The Watchman offers a potentially life-changing stroke risk treatment option which can free some patients from the challenges of long-term blood-thinner use.

Mended Hearts offers hope and educates patients about cardiovascular health, empowering them as they live a heart-healthy lifestyle.  Not a member? Join us and make a difference in the lives of heart disease patients and their families. Mended Hearts is free and open to the public.  For more information about Mended Hearts, call 785-3019.