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Wellness Wednesday: Dr. Louis Salvaggio

STUDIO 15- Dr. Louis Salvaggio, Interventioanl Cardiologist at Cardiovascular Institute of the South, was in studio this morning to talk about the watchman device and how the procedure work. The Watchman device is a one-time heart implant that reduces stroke risk for a lifetime and eliminates the need to take blood thinners.

Dr. Louis Salvaggio, interventional cardiologist, and Dr. Marc Saad, electrophysiologist, performed the first Watchman implant on July 17 at the catheterization laboratory at the Lafayette General Medical Center.