Pakistani doctor successfully implants genetically modified pig’s heart in US man

pig heart

A US man has become the first person in the world to get a heart transplant from a genetically-modified pig.

Surgeon Bartley P Griffith with David Bennett in January

According  to  BBC report The successful surgery, being considered a landmark in the field of medical science, was performed by a Pakistani doctor, Dr Mansoor Mohiuddin, along with a team of other surgeons from the University of Maryland.

— University of Maryland.

According to the report, the US medical regulator had granted the doctors at the University of Maryland a special dispensation to carry out the procedure as a life-saving effort because Bennet was declared ineligible for a human transplant due to his poor health.

— University of Maryland.

BBC quoted Bennet as saying “it was either die or do this transplant,” a day before the surgery.

“I know it’s a shot in the dark, but it’s my last choice,” he said.


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