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Pig Heart Transplant to Human: Assam's Dr Dhani Ram Baruah did the same 25 years ago

India Ahead | 12/01/2022 09:09 AM | Click to read full article

As doctors in the United States hail the path-breaking surgery in which a patient is recovering after receiving a heart from a genetically modified pig in Maryland, it evokes memories of an Indian doctor who had attempted the same over 20 years ago in Assam.

In 1997, Dr Dhani Ram Baruah, along with Hong Kong surgeon Dr Jonathan Ho Kei-Shing, carried out a pig-to-human heart and lung transplant in Guwahati.

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