Man With Terminal Heart Disease Gets A Transplant Of Genetically Modified Pig Heart

(CNN) A 57-year-old Maryland man is doing well three days after receiving a genetically modified pig heart in a first-of-its-kind transplant surgery, University of Maryland Medicine said in a news release Monday. David Bennett had terminal heart disease, and the pig heart was “the only currently available option,” according to the release. Bennett was deemed ineligible for a conventional heart transplant or an artificial heart pump after reviews of his medical records. It was either die or do this transplant. I want to live. I know it’s a shot in…

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