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US Man Gets Genetically Modified Pig Heart in Transplant

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Wonders of science: In what can be called a first-of-its-kind surgery, a man in the US has got a genetically modified pig heart in transplant.

The 57-year-old man is doing well three days after the operation, University of Maryland Medicine said in a news release on Monday.

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The man, who belongs to Maryland, had terminal heart disease. According to release, the pig heart was “the only currently available option” for the patient, David Bennett.

On review of medical records, he was deemed ineligible for an artificial heart pump or a conventional heart transplant.

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