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WATCHMAN™ - Reducing the risk of stroke for people with AFib

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Watch a recording of Dr. James Reiss's presentation on this important topic.

Does your heart race or skip beats due to AFib (atrial fibrillation)? It's important to know that this condition can raise your risk of having a stroke.

PeaceHealth cardiac electrophysiologist, James Reiss, MD, shares information about an innovative treatment called the WATCHMAN™ that can reduce stroke risk for those with AFib.

Watch a recording of the session and download a pdf of the slide presentation.

The session includes:

  • How AFib affects your health
  • The connection between AFib and stroke
  • Management of stroke risk
  • WATCHMAN vs. Blood Thinners
  • How WATCHMAN procedure is performed


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James A. Reiss MD

Dr. James Reiss is a board certified cardiologist and clinical cardiac electrophysiologist practicing in Vancouver since 2005. He is a Fellow of ACC (American College of Cardiology). His clinical interests include treating heart rhythm disturbances including supraventricular tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia, atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation. He has been performing the Arctic Front cryoablation therapy since he introduced it to this region in 2011. "My goal is to provide safe, effective treatment of heart rhythm disturbances. My number one goal is patient safety and am very proud of our ability to provide complex ablation therapy at PeaceHealth Southwest.” His personal interests include travel, classical music and the arts. He is fluent in Russian, traveling and volunteering in St. Petersburg, Russia every year.