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    Pig to human heart transplants 'possible within three years'

    Not swine organs but human organs grown in swine. And this would be just the start of many other efforts to grow human organs for transplant.
    If the result of xenotransplantation is satisfactory with porcine kidneys to humans, then it is likely that hearts would be used with good effects in humans within a few years,” the 87-year-old said. “If it works with a kidney, it will work with a heart. That will transform the issue.”
    The anatomy and physiology of a pig’s heart is similar to that of a human’s, so they are used as models for developing new treatments. Hopes for a successful heart attack treatment were raised in May after a genetic therapy showed promise in pigs.
    An international team of researchers, including UK scientists, found that delivering a small piece of genetic material called microRNA-199 into a heart damaged by an attack caused cells to regenerate.
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    My dearest friend had a pig valve put in her heart when she was 75 and lived to be 84. Shortly before she died, she said if she had it to do over she would have skipped the pig valve. The doctors led her to believe she'd be healthy and active.

    My friend had no family in the U.S. so I went and stayed with her for the surgery and the recovery for a total of three months. It was hard for both of us.

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    Promising that Pig Hearts will be used for Human Transplants

    No, I said pig hearts, not a heart from a sloppy overweight human pig.
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    Pig to human heart transplants
    Yes, I understand it will be a human heart grown in swine, and eventually other organs may follow.

    This could be another nail in the coffin of healthcare-affordability. Who's going to pay for all of this, the tooth fairy?

    There are always exceptions but, for the most part, most people don't take proper care of the organs they were born with. Many of them even brag about their careless, unhealthy diet and lifestyle in general. Then, sometime in the future, they will squeal like a pig and claim to have a right to receive a new organ.

    I would give this advice: Take good care of the organs you were born with because such operations will never give you the same good health that you were born with. And those who couldn't take good care of the first organ they were born with are not likely to do any better with a new transplant. I have seen this happen with by-pass surgery, they get the surgery and soon continue their poor eating habits to muck things up all over again. And, like fools, the rest of us pay for it.

    If you have any doubts about the problems with operations, read the following book: "Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs: How Surgery Can Be Hazardous to Your Health - And What to Do About It" By Harvey Bigelsen, MD .......Copyright 2011
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