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Maryland man who received second pig heart transplant dies, hospital says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland doctors say the second person to receive a transplanted heart from a pig has died. Lawrence Faucette was dying from heart failure and ineligible for a traditional heart transplant when he received the genetically modified pig heart in September. According to the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the heart had seemed healthy for the first month after the highly experimental surgery. But doctors say it […]

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Man who got 1st pig heart transplant dies after 2 months

A Maryland hospital says the first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig has died. The University of Maryland announced that the 57-year-old man died Tuesday, two months after the groundbreaking experiment. Doctors for decades have sought to use animal organs for life-saving transplants. David Bennett was a candidate for the dramatic attempt only because he was dying and wasn't eligible for a human heart transplant. Prior attempts […]

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