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First pig heart to human transfer is a revolutionary, say surgeons

First pig heart to human transfer is a revolutionary, say surgeons

First pig heart to human transfer is a revolutionary, say surgeons

Surgeons at the University of Maryland in the US have victoriously finished the world’s first pig to human heart transfer.

Muhammad Mohiuddin, who co-established the university’s xenotransplant program, said that the heart is beating very well above and beyond expectations.

David Bennett, 57, who received the pig heart in a seven-hour experimental techniques, had been regarded as unqualified for a human heart transplant.

The surgery marks the climax of years of experimentation for the medical team behind the transfer and could change lives around the world.

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