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David Bennett, the first patient to undergo pig heart transplant surgery, has died

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Image source, University of Maryland School of Medicine


Bartley B. Griffith, a surgeon, with his patient, David Bennett, after the pig’s heart transplant.

The world’s first person to receive a genetically modified heart from a pig has died.

David Bennett, who suffered from terminal heart disease, survived two months after undergoing surgery in the United States.

But A few days ago his health started to get worseHis doctors in Baltimore explained, and the 58-year-old patient died on March 8.

Bennett was aware of the risks associated with surgery and admitted before the procedure that it was “a shot in the dark”.