David Bennett, 57, is doing well, and event talking to people days after the transplant.
Scientists in the United States of America have managed to successfully place the heart of a genetically-modified pig into a man making it the first of such kind in the world. David Bennett, 57, is doing well, and event talking to people days after the transplant.
The transplant was experimental and was the last hope of saving the man’s life. The procedure took seven hours in Baltimore. However, it is not yet clear what his long-term chances of survival are.
Doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center were granted a special dispensation by the US medical regulator to carry out the procedure, on the basis that Mr. Bennett – who has terminal heart disease – would otherwise have died. (As quoted by the BBC).
Now, the man literally has the heart of a pig.