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Man gets genetically-modified pig heart in world-first transplant


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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 11 January 2022 - 02:21 PM

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David Bennett, 57, is doing well three days after the experimental seven-hour procedure in Baltimore, doctors say.

The transplant was considered the last hope of saving Mr Bennett's life, though it is not yet clear what his long-term chances of survival are.

"It was either die or do this transplant," Mr Bennett explained a day before the surgery.

"I know it's a shot in the dark, but it's my last choice," he said.

Doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center were granted a special dispensation by the US medical regulator to carry out the procedure, on the basis that Mr Bennett - who has terminal heart disease - would otherwise have died.

 



#2 Mackus

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Posted 11 January 2022 - 02:27 PM

This is fascinating.



#3 TwentyThirtyFive

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Posted 11 January 2022 - 03:05 PM

Good luck Mr Bennett.

#4 Mark Carver

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Posted 15 January 2022 - 09:38 AM

I hope it is successful for him and that it can be used by others. People need to be organ donors!


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