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Can a man survive on a heart from an animal?
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In brief: Yes
Both chimpanzee and baboon hearts have functioned in humans--at least for a short time.
Long term success has yet to be achieved and is not being widely pursued due to ethical concerns for the animals and the excellent results using cadaveric donors.

In brief: Yes
Both chimpanzee and baboon hearts have functioned in humans--at least for a short time.
Long term success has yet to be achieved and is not being widely pursued due to ethical concerns for the animals and the excellent results using cadaveric donors.
Dr. Barry Browne
Dr. Barry Browne
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In brief: Not yet
Cross species or xenotransplantation is a future goal to relieve the shortage of organs for transplant worldwide.
However, it is not yet a perfected treatment option.

In brief: Not yet
Cross species or xenotransplantation is a future goal to relieve the shortage of organs for transplant worldwide.
However, it is not yet a perfected treatment option.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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