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Previous pacemaker pocket intervention was defined as surgical manipulation of pacemaker pocket for any reason which includes generator and/or lead replacement, lead revision, hematoma, pocket erosion, etc.
Significantly increased pacemaker pocket erosion proportion (57% vs 0%, p = 0.
The pacemaker pocket was placed beneath the pectoral muscle in 92 patients (59%) and subcutaneous in 49 patients (32%) through the subclavicular incision, and under the pectoral muscle in 14 patients (9%) through the axillary incision at the initial implantation.