Man who received a pig heart transplant has died

David Bennettthe first man in the world to receive a transplant from heart from pig, He died on Tuesday, March 8, as confirmed by the University of Maryland Medical Center.

The 57-year-old man with terminal heart disease received the transplant on January 7 at said medical center, becoming the first person in the world to receive a genetically modified organ.


confirmed in a statement
that the state of health David Bennett deteriorated in recent weeks; When carrying out various studies, it was determined that she would not survive, so they began to apply palliative care.

The statement from the College of Maryland indicated that David Bennett died 2 months after the surgery. transplant successfully, becoming a “landmark operation” and that it was the only option available to the patient.

The team members who kept an eye on the recovery and progress of David Bennettthey said they felt devastated with his death; For his part, the author of transplantBartley P. Griffith noted the courage and will to live that led Bennett to undergo such an unprecedented surgical procedure.

David Bennett, the first person to receive a genetically modified pig heart, passed away on March 8. Mr. Bennett lived two months after surgery. We extend our sincerest condolences to his family.

University of Maryland Medical Center via Twitter

The director of the cardiothoracic program at the University of Maryland Medical Center thanked David Bennett for his “historic role” in the advances of gene transplantation.

For the first time a pig’s heart is transplanted into a person

At the beginning of 2022, the story of David Bennet, a 57-year-old man who, after suffering an arrhythmia, underwent a genetically modified organ transplant.

According to the institution transplant of a heart from pig “it was the only option available to the patient”, since several hospitals had ruled out the possibility of doing a transplant conventional.

It was die or do this transplant. I want to live. I know it’s a shot in the dark, but it’s my last option.

David Bennett

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