Worlds 1st Man To Get Pig Heart May Have Died Of Virus After Transplant: Study

Worlds 1st Man To Get Pig Heart May Have Died Of Virus After Transplant: Study
Written by Arindam
Worlds 1st Man To Get Pig Heart May Have Died Of Virus After Transplant: Study

First Pigs Heart Transplant: The mystery of the death of the world’s first person who got the pig’s heart transplanted has been revealed. Let us tell you that at the age of 57, David Bennett of US got a pig’s heart transplanted at the age of 57, about two months after he died on March 9. Now doctors have claimed that the cause of David’s death could be pig virus. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has released its new report regarding David’s death.

In this latest report on David’s death released by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, transplant experts have said, “David’s death is probably due to a porcine virus present in the pig’s heart, which caused his death.” In this report, MIT has told that the pig whose heart was transplanted to Bennett was infected with porcine cytomegalo virus for a long time.

Experts told the cause of death
Bartley Griffith, the surgeon associated with this unique heart transplant, said that we are beginning to know how David died. After which he concluded that this virus may have been the main reason for David’s death. At the same time, after David’s death, some other experts said that if the pig virus may have played a role in Bennett’s death, then it means that if the pig is not infected, then the person can live longer if such a pig’s heart is transplanted. That is, if it had been known earlier that it was infected, then we would have acted with some more caution.

David died on March 9
Before this, on March 9, the first person in the world to undergo a heart transplant from a pig died after two months. David Bennett, 57, died at the University of Maryland Medical Center in the US. A pig’s heart was transplanted in Bennett two months ago at the same centre. At that time the doctors could not tell the exact cause of his death.

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