'My dad's a fighter': Man's recovery exceeding expectations after receiving heart from genetically modified pig

'My dad's a fighter': Man's recovery exceeding expectations after receiving heart from genetically modified pig

Dave Bennett, the Maryland man who received the first heart transplant from a genetically modified pig last week, continues to recover well, his doctors said late Wednesday.

“The new heart is still a rock star,” said Dr. Bartley Griffith, who led the transplant team at the University of Maryland Medical Center. “It seems to be reasonably happy in its new host … It has more than exceeded our expectations.”



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