Man who received historic first pig-to-human heart transplant in Maryland dies

BALTIMORE, MD—David Bennett, the 57-year old patient with terminal heart disease who made history as the first person to receive a genetically modified pig’s heart, passed away yesterday afternoon on March 8, the University of Maryland Medical Center has announced. Bennett received the transplant on January 7 and lived for two months following the surgery. His condition began deteriorating several […]

University of Maryland Medicine performs historic pig-to-human heart transplant

UPDATE: David Bennett passed away on March 8th. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—In a first-of-its-kind surgery, a 57-year-old patient with terminal heart disease received a successful transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart and is still doing well three days later. Officials say it was the only currently available option for the patient. The historic surgery was conducted by University […]