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A 57-year-old Maryland man has become the first person to receive a heart grown in a genetically altered pig, according For the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), the therapy marks the first time after years of research whether pigs could be used to make up for a severe shortage of human organs.

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David Bennett did a process that Allegedly It took at least seven hours on Friday at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

It is not known how long Bennett will live, but he is doing well three days after surgery according to many reports,

Bennett was connected to a heart-lung bypass machine before surgery and remains on it, according to new York Times, but it has passed the 48-hour mark considered critical to determine whether the organ will be rejected.

Bennett had no options before surgery: he was too ill to qualify for a human transplant and, according to UMSOM, was unfit for an artificial heart pump because of a life-threatening arrhythmia.

The Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization on New Year’s Eve through its compassionate use provision for surgeons to take medical gambling.

Bennett, at the time facing certain death from heart disease, asked the doctors, “Well, shall I oink?” When he first discussed the idea of ​​a pig heart transplant with him, Dr. Bartley Griffith told him new York Times,

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