Experience is key.
Worldwide experience has repeatedly shown that the Watchman™ Device procedure is safest in the hands of physicians with the greatest experience – both with regards to success of the procedure as well as complications rates. Dr. Kashani is one of the first two physicians in Houston and one of the first five physicians in all of Texas certified to perform the Watchman procedure. He was also an investigator in the original clinical trial/registries prior to the approval of the Watchman device by the FDA. Additionally, Dr. Kashani is a national instructor for new physicians wanting to learn the Watchman procedure. Dr. Kashani one of the country’s largest Watchman implant volumes.
While procedural success is 90% in the hands of newly trained/certified physicians, it is greater than 95% nationwide in the hands of more experienced physicians. To date Dr. Kashani has had a 100% success rate in closing the left atrial appendage with the Watchman device. Also all trials have shown that complication rates are lower in the hands of physicians with the greatest implant experience.