The New York Times: Second Maryland Man to Receive an Altered Pig’s Heart Has Died


A 58 year old man who received a genetically modified pig’s heart transplant died nearly six weeks after the surgery. Faucette was the 2nd patient at the University of Maryland Medical Center to undergo such a procedure. The pig’s organs were modified to be more compatible with human recipients. The first recipient also passed away two months after his transplant due to complications and the presence of a pig virus in the new heart.

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