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.
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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.
Hi,ive had small light patching in lower leg, since young. Age 40 now. Noticed recently its going indented and there has developed a diagonal purply line above. Also a small pea shape higher up forms when tense that leg/put weight on that leg (left leg) Renal transplant jan2013 on myfortic and prograf (tacrolimus).anything to worry about?many thanks
i am abhijeet, and have been diagnosed with renal failure. doctors have advised me to undergo renal transplant. i am 37 yrs old and my blood group is O +ve and unfortunately i dont have any relative who can donate. kindly advice if it is possible for me to undergo live unrelated transplant if someone is willing to donate a kidney. my contact num is 91-0000
In your opinion, how effective is dialysis in comparison with a kidney transplant? A kidney transplant from a living donor in comparison with a cadaver?
What are the health risks of kidney donation , specifically kidney, from the donors prospective?
Is it common for donor health to decline after donation?
Do you anticipate the number of kidney donors going up or down in the next 10 years?
Do you think there will be an end to the shortage of kidney donors in The United States?
I get sudden heart race increase , I had stress test done, and alter test done , the doctor say it looks fine . But I still get sudden heart rate increase , it all started after I had hair transplant done , even the day of surgery I had high blood pressure and heart rate , they had to stop the surgery for couple of hours. Can you suggest anything for this ? Thank you
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...