A 57-year-old man who was the first to receive a pig heart transplant died two months after the procedure , per the University of Maryland School of Medicine. David Bennett Sr. received the organ on January 7 as a last-ditch effort to save his life after suffering from severe heart diseas
March 9, 2022 -- David Bennett Sr., the 57-year-old patient with terminal heart disease who became the first person to receive a genetically modified pig heart, has died .
Although the first heart transplant patient survived only 18 days , four of Groote Schuur Hospital's first 10 patients survived for more than one year, two living for 13 and 23 years, respectively.
Such was the case in January with a groundbreaking operation at the University of Maryland. The operation called for transplanting a genetically modified pig heart into a 57-year-old man in a last-ditch effort to save his life. It was the first time a pig's heart was successfully transplanted into a human being. 1 day ago
He died two months after undergoing the groundbreaking transplant. A man who received a groundbreaking transplant using a heart from a genetically modified pig has died, according to news reports.
David Bennett, who had terminal heart disease, survived for two months following the surgery in the US. But his condition began to deteriorate several days ago, his doctors in Baltimore said, and the 57-year-old died on 8 March.
Bennett's transplant was initially deemed successful . It is still considered a significant step forward, because the pig's heart was not immediately rejected and continued to function for well over a month, passing a critical milestone for transplant patients.
The longest surviving heart transplant patient is Harold Sokyrka (Canada, b. 16 January 1952), who has lived for 34 years and 359 days after receiving his transplant on 3 June 1986, in London, Ontario, Canada as verified on
The first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig has died, two months after the groundbreaking experiment, the Maryland hospital that performed the surgery announced Wednesda
Survival rates after heart transplantation vary based on a number of factors. Survival rates continue to improve despite an increase in older and higher risk heart transplant recipients. Worldwide, the overall survival rate is about 90% after one year and about 80% after five years for adults .
Xenotransplants are rare and can pose significant risks to patients as well as bioethical concerns. Pig hearts have been long been seen as possible for transplantation for the human heart due to many similarities, and pig heart valves are used for humans in many cases.
March 9, 2022 -- David Bennett Sr ., the 57-year-old patient with terminal heart disease who became the first person to receive a genetically modified pig heart, has died.
Surgeons have just connected a pig's kidney to a human body . The clamps have been released and human blood is now flowing into the pig organ. "You could have heard a pin drop," says transplant surgeon Dr Jayme Locke.
Porcine heart transplant patient David Bennett. In January, The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) successfully executed a groundbreaking porcine heart transplant procedure in a human.