Sutureless and rapid deployment bioprosthetic valves: new perspectives.
We carefully read the recent paper by Hammond et al. (1) on the use of
sutureless bioprosthetic valve for homograft failure in the setting of
infective endocarditis (IE). This article is the latest demonstration
that new sutureless and rapid deployment (RD) valve prostheses are safe
and easy-to-use devices for surgical aortic valve replacement, and
indicates their suitability for different scenarios and peculiar
surgical situations as infective endocarditis (IE).