A patient in the United States received the first heart transplant for a pig in history

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Image source, University of Maryland School of Medicine


Surgeon Bartley Griffith posed for a photo with patient David Bennett in early January.

The American was the first person in the world to perform heart transplant surgery on a genetically modified pig.

The patient, identified as David Bennett, was pronounced dead three days after a seven-hour screening in Baltimore, according to doctors.

This transplant was considered Bennett’s last hope to save his life., It is not yet clear what their chances of long-term survival are.

The day before the surgery, Bennett, 57, explained, “It was either dying or undergoing this transplant surgery.”

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