First man to receive a transplanted pig heart died of heart failure, not rejection, encouraging doctors


The first man to receive a transplanted pig’s heart died of heart failure due to several factors, not organ rejection, leading the doctors involved in the trial to call it a success. David Bennett, 57, received the genetically modified heart on Jan. 7 after the Food and Drug Administration gave emergency authorization on New Year’s Eve. Before the transplant, Bennett had been hospitalized fo...

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