SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – It seems more people are suffering strokes, and at a much younger age.
Baystate Medical Center is now offering a new procedure to help prevent your risk for strokes.
The hospital announced Monday that they are offering patients with atrial fibrillation, or A-Fib, an alternative to the blood thinner known as Warfarin.
The implantable device called “WATCHMAN” is proven to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with A-Fib that is not caused by a heart valve problem.
Baystate Medical Center is the only hospital in the region to offer the permanent alternative to blood thinners.