J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2022 Jun 27. Epub 2022 Jun 27.
Section of arrhythmia, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-2 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0017, Japan.
Background: The skin overlying cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) sometimes becomes very thin after implantations, which could cause a device erosion. The factors related to the skin thickness of device pockets have not been elucidated.
Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the skin thickness of CIED pockets and search for the factors associated with the thickness. Read More