88-year-old Donald Werne was a recipient of Westside's life-saving Watchman FLX procedure, a cardiac treatment.
"Prior to this procedure, I was constantly feeling weak and tired. I’m normally a pretty happy, upbeat person and I just didn’t feel like myself. When Dr. Kenigsberg consulted me about this procedure that would reduce my need for blood thinners, I knew I had to try it. I came to Westside because I love the doctors here and I know this hospital specializes in heart care. Dr. Kenigsberg and the team made me feel so comfortable and made sure to explain every step of the procedure clearly. The best thing was waking up post-op and being told that the procedure only took 30 minutes and that everything went very smoothly. It’s only been a day and I’m already going home from the hospital feeling much better than I did before. I feel like myself again. I’d like to thank Dr. Kenigsberg and all of the staff at Westside Hospital for giving me a chance at a better quality of life.” The first thing Donald is looking forward to doing when he gets home is eating a delicious meal with his wife of over 62 years.