Surgeons achieve second historic pig heart transplant

Surgeons have performed the world’s second genetically modified pig heart transplant.

The team from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) successfully performed the procedure on a 58-year-old American father of two, Lawrence Faucette, who had reached the end stage of heart disease.

Traditional human heart transplants were ruled out due to pre-existing peripheral vascular disease and complications related to internal bleeding, making the pig heart transplant his only hope for survival.

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