Hearts on Demand?

Started by zoony, January 12, 2022, 12:56:27 PM

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zoony

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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klondike

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.

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FLOUNCER19

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

Scrumpy

It's all good news..
It wouldn't worry me having the heart of a pig.. Far better than the alternative..
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

Cassandra

If Boris had one, the Heart would reject him :wink:
My little Dog - A heartbeat at my feet ...

Flying Bomb

That pig saved his bacon !  :grin:
He'll now be able to trotter around again.  :grin: :grin:

Michael Rolls

Quote from: Flying Bomb 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:
:rofl:
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zoony

Quote from: FLOUNCER19 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

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:

TREBOR

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.

zoony

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..

klondike

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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FLOUNCER19

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   

klondike

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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crabbyob

plus i once read that a pigs orgasm can last up to thirty minutes.... what a side effect... [1140]