Author Topic: Hearts on Demand?  (Read 143 times)

zoony

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Hearts on Demand?
« on: January 12, 2022, 12:56:27 pm »
Not unexpected I suppose but a great step forward, is the pig's heart transplant to the chap in the USA.. What think you?

Michael Rolls

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Re: Hearts on Demand?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2022, 01:37:53 pm »
Anything that works
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2022, 01:41:14 pm »
I heard that on the news from my smart speaker. The guy himself is a brave pioneer. He hopes that the experience gained from his operation will help others.

Wandering Walter

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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2022, 03:06:55 pm »
Fantastic if he works as well as expected in the not too distant future more people can be saved, my Mother had a faulty valve in her heart about 60 years ago they replaced in with a valve from a pig way back then, she is still with us at 90 years of age, albeit she has advanced Dementia

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2022, 03:51:28 pm »
It’s all good news..
 It wouldn’t worry me having the heart of a pig.. Far better than the alternative..
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2022, 03:57:22 pm »
If Boris had one, the Heart would reject him :wink:
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2022, 04:06:38 pm »
That pig saved his bacon !  :grin:
He'll now be able to trotter around again.  :grin: :grin:

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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2022, 09:56:50 pm »
That pig saved his bacon !  :grin:
He'll now be able to trotter around again.  :grin: :grin:
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Re: Hearts on Demand?
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2022, 10:45:28 pm »
Fantastic if he works as well as expected in the not too distant future more people can be saved, my Mother had a faulty valve in her heart about 60 years ago they replaced in with a valve from a pig way back then, she is still with us at 90 years of age, albeit she has advanced Dementia

Glad you agree Walter.. It's a huge step forward in so many areas of transplantability... I guess the side-benefit is there'll be lots of pampered bacon .. Though I assume that'll be a casualty of 'woke'. :sad:

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Re: Hearts on Demand?
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2022, 12:42:00 am »
My mother also had a heart value replacement using one from a pig. That was back in the 1970s. Later it was replaced by a modern plastic one.

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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2022, 12:53:41 am »
I can't see it as anything other than a good thing. From small babies to middle-aged adults with a need for a heart there are now options other than death. And it's not only hearts of course..

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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2022, 11:40:58 am »
And it's not only hearts of course..
Good point. I think the biggest challenge is to stop the body's defences from rejecting the transplant without destroyng the immune system entirely. If they have discovered how to do that with a pig heart then I'm guessing other organs are possible too.

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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2022, 12:25:37 pm »
Apparently the heart was genetically altered to try and prevent it being rejected by the patients body hopefully if all goes well what a great achievement for medical science   

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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2022, 12:32:31 pm »
They were trying to grow some body parts in vitro from stem cells but maybe a heart is too complex for that. It does serve a simple function but I guess reliabilty issues would rule out anything artifical.

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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2022, 02:11:10 pm »
plus i once read that a pigs orgasm can last up to thirty minutes.... what a side effect... [1140]