World’s second patient to receive experimental pig’s heart transplant dies

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Lawrence Faucette, the second person in the world to receive a genetically modified pig’s heart in an experimental transplant, has died. The 58-year-old patient lived for nearly six weeks after receiving the transplant in mid-September. “We mourn the loss of Mr Faucette, a remarkable patient, scientist, Navy veteran, and family man who just wanted a little more time to spend with his loving wife, sons, and family,” said Bartley Griffith, the patient’s surgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Centre. Before his death on October 30, Faucette was doing physical therapy and spending time with…

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