A pig heart.
Johns Hopkins University is already studying just that. The reason why they are using Pig hearts is because they believe pigs are a larger animal whose responses are more similar to those of people.
You found this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer.
For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
my bro-in-law is 68yrs old and until last may was a very fit person. he has been treated for c o p d for the past nine months but recently admitted to hosp with breathlessness. after an angiogram he was told his heart is only working at 20per cent and he has been given 2yrs left to live. he has dilated cardio myopothy and been told there is no further treatment on offer. they said he suffered a serious heart attack last may, which he was totally unaware of. what hope does he have for a heart transplant or other treatment. he is seeking a 2nd opinion tomorrow. many thanks.
With previous 4 bypass surgeries 10 years ago and today 3 main arteries are 100 percent closed with 2 bypass remaining open at 50-60% closed. I have visited multiple doctors and my diabetes seems to complicate the issue. The diabetes is currently under control and my weight is 145 and I am 53 years old. Never smoke. Never drink. I am heading to Stanford medical center tomorrow for a check up and other tests to see what my options are. I am thinking a heart transplant will be recommended. If a transplant is recommended what are my options and chance of success? Also, are there any other recommendations? Thank you very much in advance.
Good afternoon Doctor, I'm Sonia from Bangalore, my uncle is suffering from kidney problem,his age is 55,according to AIMS Delhi his both kidney are failed,his present situation is very bad,i'm interested to know about the kidney transplant,what are the chances of transplant? .i have the soft copies of his present report,can i send that to u please advice me what can be done in this regards..at present he is in Delhi AIMS....please help us doctor, his condition is really very critical..we are not able to take the right decision...please advice us.
my relative got two of his kidney damaged. doctor has advised for continuing dialysis or transplant kidney. for kidney transplant no one is available among the relatives and blood group is not matching with the patient. how can we get assistance from you as diasysis is not the permanent treatment.
My age is 74, Height is 5'2, weight is 130, I had a kidney transplant l11/28/09 and BK Virus showed up once before and now had urine tested and # was 63,000. I am to have a BK Virus of Blood done. How high is considered high?
Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? I am a 26 yr old female and received a liver and pancreas transplant most 4 years ago. I've had complications for the past year but am doing better now. The past 24 hours there has been a large amount of red blood in my stool which is very loose. What could be causing this and able I be concerned
sir/mam, i m worried about an incident that occured theybeforeyesterday that, i was feeding street dogs, i had put my hand in one dog's neck, i didnt realize that the dog was bleeding and the blood of the dog touched my thumb of right hand on...
Hello Doctor,,I have a general question about Syphilis . If a person kisses or do suck a syphilis infected person, is there chances that the second person got infected or it only spreads through anal? Thanks in advance
My aunt (in India) had undergone cataract surgery on her right eye 6 months back, but her vision didnt improve even after 4 months. Last month the doc advised her a minor surgery that can improve her vision. But that didnt yield positive results...