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Solve This Pacemaker Removal Pocket Exploration Conundrum

Question: The cardiologist performed a pacemaker extraction. He initially replaced a wound vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) sponge. Since the VAC was oversized, it was difficult to remove, and the cardiologist removed some of the muscle. The wound started to bleed and continuously ooze, so the cardiologist went in for an exploration. According to his medical documentation, the muscle bed, especially in [...]