The first patient to have his heart transplanted with that of a genetically modified pig has died after two months.
Kanyi Daily News has earlier reported how doctors successfully translated a pig’s heart into a human and it worked.
David Bennett Pig heart man / Patient cause of death:
The University of Maryland announced that 57-year-old David Bennett died yesterday, two months after he received the groundbreaking surgery.
A hospital official said:
There was no obvious cause identified at the time of his death.
David Bennett’s son while thanking the hospital for offering a last ditch attempt to save his father said:
”We are grateful for every innovative moment, every crazy dream, every sleepless night that went into this historic effort.
We hope this story can be the beginning of hope and not the end”.
Prior attempts at such pig heart transplants have failed in the past.
Few months ago, surgeons in New York successfully placed a genetically engineered pig, in a brain-dead human who had been placed on a ventilator with the consent of her family.
Read more details here: Surgeons Successfully Transplant Pig Kidney Into A Human Patient And It Worked