Pig heart transplanted into man successfully in US – NYT

Surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center successfully transplanted the heart of a genetically modified pig into a human, writes the New York Times.

It is noted that the 57-year-old recipient had a life-threatening heart disease.

'This is the first successful human pig heart transplant. The eight-hour operation was performed in Baltimore on Friday, and the patient was doing well on Monday, according to surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center. '' According to the material.

Earlier, American surgeons performed an operation to transplant a kidney grown in the body of a genetically modified pig. & nbsp;

The organ was not rejected due to a special genetic modification of tissues. The source noted that the operation was performed on a patient diagnosed with brain death who was connected to a life support apparatus. & Nbsp;

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