Stentless pericardial valve for acute aortic valve endocarditis with annular destruction.Pfeiffer, Steffen; Santarpino, Giuseppe; Fischlein, TheodorJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine: Post Author Corrections: April 19, 2012 doi: 10.2459/JCM.0b013e3283536ac7 Perspective article: PDF Only Abstract Surgery for aortic-valve endocarditis is still challenging, particularly in combination with destruction of the annulus. Freedom Solo (Solo) is a bovine stentless prosthesis for aortic valve replacement. It is implanted supra-annularly into the aortic wall with a single suture line, without requiring an 'intact' annulus. Thirteen patients received a Solo for endocarditis with annular destruction. Our results showed a low reinfection rate and no patient-prosthesis mismatch. Our contribution intends to show the feasibility of implantation also in case of complicated anatomical conditions, such as destruction of the annulus. Copyright (C) 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.