Doctors transplant a pig heart into human patient in last-ditch effort to save his life

The patient, David Bennett, a 57-year-old Maryland handyman, knew there was no guarantee the experiment would work but he was dying, ineligible for a human heart transplant and had no other option, his son told The Associated Press.

"It was either die or do this transplant. I want to live. I know it’s a shot in the dark, but it’s my last choice," Bennett said a day before the surgery, according to a statement provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Man gets genetically modified pig heart in world-first transplant

Surgeons in America have transplanted the heart of a pig into a human patient.

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57-year old David Bennett was offered the surgery when all other options had failed.

But the surgeons admit they just don’t know how much they may have prolonged his life.
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Doctors transplant pig heart into a patient

U.S. doctors have transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life — a first for medical science.

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US surgeons implant genetically modified pig heart into human

US surgeons have successfully transplanted a genetically modified pig heart into a human. It was a last-ditch effort to save the life of the 57-year-old patient, who had been too sick to receive a human heart. Doctors said the patient is doing well three days post-surgery, but it’s still too early to determine whether the operation has been a success.

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January 11, 2022: Biden voting rights, COVID record, Chicago teachers, N. Korea missile, pig heart

January 11, 2022: Biden to champion voting rights,1.35 million COVID-19 infections in the U.S., Chicago teachers back reopening public schools , N. Korea launches ballistic missile, man gets pig heart transplant.

1. Biden travels to Atlanta to jumpstart stalled efforts to reform U.S. voting rights.

2. The U.S. reported 1.35 million new coronavirus infections on Monday
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3. Chicago public schools will resume in-person classes on Wednesday  after teachers agreed to end a walkout over COVID-19 fears.

4. North Korea appeared to test fire a ballistic missile for the second time in less than a week.

5. A U.S. man is doing well four days after a ‘breakthrough’ genetically modified pig-heart transplant, doctors say.

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Man gets heart transplant from genetically modified pig

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT – A U.S. man with terminal heart disease was implanted with a genetically modified pig heart in a first-of-its-kind surgery, and three days later the patient is doing well, his doctors reported https://reut.rs/3K37H3U

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US man gets genetically-modified pig heart transplant | DW News

In a nine-hour procedure, surgeons transplanted the heart taken from a one-year-old pig into a 57-year-old man. The pig was gene-edited, bred and killed for this purpose.

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