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A Pig Heart Implanted in a Human

US surgeons transplant a PIG heart into a human in world first

David Bennett, 57, has been living for three days with a pig heart. Doctors transplanted the organ in a last ditch to save Bennett's life, who has been bedridden on a heart-lung bypass machine. The procedure took nine hours to complete. Bennett is breathing on his own without a ventilator, but is still using a ECMO machine that helps pump blood throughout his body. Doctors hope to wean him off the device slowly.

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