Surgeons at the University of Maryland in the US have successfully completed the world’s first pig to human heart transplant.
Muhammad Mohiuddin, who co-founded the university’s xenotransplantation programme, said that the heart is beating very well and beyond expectations.
David Bennett, 57, who received the pig heart in a seven-hour experimental operation, had been deemed ineligible for a human heart transplant.
The operation marks the culmination of years of research for the medical team behind the transplant and could change lives around the world.
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