Events

In 1st, US surgeons in MD transplant pig heart into human patient

today01/11/2022 8

Background
share close

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.

Doctors at University of Maryland School of Medicine said Monday the patient is doing well three days after surgery. The patient is 57-year-old David Bennett, a Maryland handyman too sick to get a human heart. Bennett said before the surgery: “I want to live. I know it’s a shot in the dark, but it’s my last choice.”

Friday’s surgery showed for the first time that a gene-edited animal heart can function in the human body without immediate rejection.

 

Source: AP – All contents copyright 2022 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Written by: Editor

Rate it

Previous post

Events

Budget surplus, pot, virus, climate, top issues in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers will be gathering for their annual 90-day legislative session this week with a huge budget surplus. How to manage more than $4.5 billion in surplus for the current and next fiscal years will be a top issue in an election year. Lawmakers also will be grappling with potentially legalizing recreational marijuana, battling COVID-19 and stronger measures to address climate change. Legislation to create a […]

today01/11/2022 7

0%