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First Successful Transplant of Porcine Heart into Adult Human Heart with End-Stage Disease
On January 10, 2021, the University of Maryland School of Medicine annnounced that Dr. Bartley P. Griffith and his team successfully transplanted a genetically modified pig heart in a 57-year-old man with end-stage heart failure, and the patient was doing well three days later.
This historic xenotransplant operation may provide an important new option for patients with terminal heart disease in dire need of heart donor and a viable solution to the organ crisis.