Virus Found In Pig Heart Used In Human Transplant Performed In BaltimoreUniversity of Maryland doctors said Thursday they found an unwelcome surprise — viral DNA inside the pig heart.
Recipient Of Pig Heart Undergoing Physical Therapy For First Time, University Of Maryland SaysDavid Bennett, the 57-year-old man who is the first transplant recipient of a genetically modified pig heart, is still recovering and undergoing physical therapy for the first time, the University of Maryland Medical System said.
Poor Health Only Criteria For Pig Heart Transplant, Hospital SaysThe University of Maryland Medical Center said doctors are obligated to provide the best care for every patient regardless of their background.
Recovery Continues For Pig Heart Transplant RecipientThe 57-year-old recipient is a Maryland native that was diagnosed with terminal heart disease.
Breakthrough Pig Heart Transplant Performed In Baltimore Could Help Quell Organ Shortage, Saving LivesThe Food and Drug Administration, which oversees xenotransplantation experiments, gave the green light for the procedure under a “compassionate use” emergency authorization.
Baltimore Doctors Transplant Pig Heart Into Patient In Experimental, Last-Ditch Effort To Save His LifeIn a medical first, doctors transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life and a Maryland hospital said Monday that he's doing well three days after the highly experimental surgery.