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US man who got 1st pig heart transplant dies after 2 months

By Lauran Neergaard and Carla K. Johnson

09 Mar 2022 · 2 min read

David Bennett Sr., who was the first person in the world to receive a genetically modified pig's heart, died Tuesday, according to officials at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Bennett underwent the groundbreaking transplant Jan 7. The hospital did not give a cause of death, but said Bennett's condition began deteriorating several days ago. It said Bennett was given palliative care and was able to communicate with his family during his final hours.

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