Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who underwent a cutting-edge at last month, is continuing to receive good news from his cardiologist. In a Facebook post he published over the weekend, the councilman revealed that his doctor, Dr. Shephal Doshi, has taken him off blood thinners.
"I went for my checkup on Friday, and Dr. Doshi said everything looked great!" Rosendahl wrote.
Doshi, who is the director of cardiac electrophysiology at the hospital, performed the surgery, which is intended to help reduce the risk of stroke.
"The councilman did very well and had an excellent result,'' Doshi following the surgery.
Doshi inserted a device called the Watchman into the heart of the 65-year-old. The device, which is in clinical trial in the U.S., is 2-4 cm large and "shaped like a tiny umbrella," according to a previous note Rosendahl had posted on his Facebook page.
"Although I feel fine, I'm on a blood-thinning medicine called warfarin," he continued. "Having the Watchman will be like being on blood-thinning medication without the side effects. I’m happy to be a candidate for the device and draw attention to this advancement in modern medicine."