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Surgeons give update on patient a month after experimental pig heart transplant: ‘Now I have hope’

One month after a Maryland man received an experimental pig heart transplant, the patient is doing well and shows no sign of infection or rejection of the organ, doctors say.

“We are withdrawing all the drugs that were initially supporting his heart,” Muhammad Mohiuddin, M.D., professor of surgery and co-director of the cardiac xenotransplantation program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, said in an update shared by the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) on Friday.

“So now his heart is doing everything on its own.”

“In some cases, we see xeno-organs used as bridges to a human organ transplant, but we think they could be good long-term solutions for patients who may have no other options.”

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Melissa Rudy is health editor and a member of the lifestyle team at Fox News Digital. 

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