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Doctors Transplant Pig Heart Into Dying Patient In First Experimental Surgery

For the first time in medical history, David Bennett, a patient in a Maryland hospital received a pig's heart in a last-effort heart transplant and is in stable condition three days after the procedure. The procedure, known in medical terms as xenotransplantation, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration and classified with a "compassionate use" emergency authorization. Bennett's son told reporters that his father knew there was no guarantee the experiment would work, but he was ineligible for a human heart transplant and had no other option.
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