Heart Health

Heart transplants

Learn more about heart transplant surgery, organ donation and organ transplants with medical information and advice as well as historical facts and current methodologies.

Someday, a pig's heart might save a child's life

In a preliminary study, scientists have found evidence that babies' immune systems might tolerate a heart from a genetically modified pig — potentially a huge breakthrough for those waiting for donor hearts — but, if it proves a success, would it be socially acceptable?

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