Man given pig heart in world-first transplant | ITV News

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On Monday, the man was breathing on his own while still connected to a heart-lung machine to help his new heart. | ITV National News

The surgeons used a heart from a pig that had undergone gene-editing to remove a sugar in its cells in a bid to stop the human body rejecting the organ

On Monday, the man was breathing on his own while still connected to a heart-lung machine to help his new heart. | ITV National News

Tuesday 11 January 2022, 9:00am Dr Bartley Griffith takes a selfie photo with patient David Bennett.The high street has been hit hard by the pandemic Credit: PA Jerome Saint-Marc, Wilko’s chief executive said: “Our history is steeped in serving our customers and communities going back to 1930 but there’s no denying the way people shop with us and where they want to shop with us is changing.Will we thank Boris Johnson for muddling through on Omicron? Director of Public Health Dr Rupert Suckling said: "The transmission of Covid-19 in Doncaster is currently soaring and these are rates we have not seen anything like at any other point in the pandemic.Monday 10 January 2022, 3:00pm Play video Djokovic has won his court battle against the Australian government's decision to cancel his visa, but it might not be over yet, ITV News Reporter Chloe Keedy reports World number one men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic has swapped his legal court battle for a tennis court after winning an appeal against a decision to cancel his visa ahead of the Australian Open.

Credit: AP In a medical first, doctors have transplanted a pig heart into a patient in a last-ditch effort to save his life.57-year-old David Bennett was ineligible for a human heart transplant and had no other option, his son said." The firm said it would do "everything it can" to support those who would lose their jobs.While it’s too soon to know if the operation will work, it marks a step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants."Combined with a high rate of staff absence this causes a real challenge to our NHS partners and our health and care services are now increasingly under pressure.Doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center say the transplant showed that a heart from a genetically modified animal can function in the human body without immediate rejection.“It’s yet another nail in the High Street’s coffin and GMB calls on councils and landlords to review commercial leases and offer lower rents.Members of the surgical team perform the transplant of a pig heart into patient David Bennett in Baltimore on Friday.Despite all that has happened, I want to stay and try to compete @AustralianOpen.

Credit: AP “It was either die or do this transplant.The retailer has 414 stores across the UK and over 16,000 staff.I want to live.I know it’s a shot in the dark, but it’s my last choice,” Mr Bennett said a day before the surgery, according to a statement provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine.Brands like Debenhams, Topshop and Carphone Warehouse have all ceased trading since the pandemic started.On Monday, Mr Bennett was breathing on his own while still connected to a heart-lung machine to help his new heart.The next few weeks will be critical as he recovers from the surgery and doctors carefully monitor how his heart is faring.She said: "We have come to, in some way, celebrate the victory of our son, our Novak, a young man who has learned in his family not to tolerate lies, not to tolerate fraud.

There’s a huge shortage of human organs donated for transplant, driving scientists to try to figure out how to use animal organs instead.Members of the surgical team perform the transplant of a pig heart into patient David Bennett in Baltimore Credit: AP Last year, there were just over 3,800 heart transplants in the US, a record number, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, which oversees the nation’s transplant system."If this works, there will be an endless supply of these organs for patients who are suffering,” said Dr Muhammad Mohiuddin, scientific director of the Maryland university's animal-to-human transplant program.But prior attempts at such transplants have failed, largely because patients’ bodies rapidly rejected the animal organ.Notably, in 1984, Baby Fae, a dying infant, lived 21 days with a baboon heart.He went there to win the tournament.

The difference this time: the Maryland surgeons used a heart from a pig that had undergone gene-editing to remove a sugar in its cells that’s responsible for that hyper-fast organ rejection.Several biotech companies are developing pig organs for human transplant; the one used for Friday's operation came from Revivicor, a subsidiary of United Therapeutics.David Bennett Jr., Preston Bennett, David Bennett Sr., Gillian Bennett, Nicole (Bennett) McCray, Sawyer Bennett, Kristi Bennett in 2019.“They gave him no right to communicate with his lawyers, his team, his friends.

Credit: AP “I think you can characterise it as a watershed event,” Dr David Klassen, UNOS’ chief medical officer, said of the Maryland transplant.The surgery last Friday took seven hours at the Baltimore hospital.Dr Bartley Griffith, who performed the surgery, said the patient’s condition — heart failure and an irregular heartbeat — made him ineligible for a human heart transplant or a heart pump.Dr Griffith had transplanted pig hearts into about 50 baboons over five years, before offering the option to Bennett.“We’re learning a lot every day with this gentleman,” Dr Griffith said.Djokovic's fans were seen crowding around a car leaving the tennis star's lawyer's office in Melbourne on Monday, believing it carried the tennis player.

“And so far, we’re happy with our decision to move forward.And he is as well: Big smile on his face today.”.

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