Second Historic Transplant of Pig Heart into Patient

A 58-year-old patient with terminal heart disease became the second patient in the world to receive a successful transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart on September 20. He is recovering well and communicating with his loved ones.
This new patient had end-stage heart disease. He was deemed ineligible for a traditional transplant with a human heart, by UMMC and several other leading transplant hospitals, due to his pre-existing peripheral vascular disease and complications with internal bleeding.

This transplant was the only option available for this patient who was facing near-certain death from heart failure.

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Deborah Kotz University of Maryland, Medical Center, Press release 22.09.2023
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