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Tag: Heart

  • Tuesday, January 11th 2022 - 13:51 UTC

    Heart of a genetically modified pig implanted to a human in Maryland

    Bennett had been connected for months to a heart-lung bypass machine to keep him alive since he was not apt for a traditional organ transplant.

    A team of surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical School announced on Monday they had implanted the heart of a genetically modified pig into a human being. Considered a world first, doctors hailed the transplant a “historic milestone”.

  • Saturday, September 29th 2018 - 09:18 UTC

    World Heart Day will emphasize awareness on air pollution risk

    Poor air quality is ranked as the 4th cause of Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY), one lost year of ‘healthy life’, says latest Global Burden of Disease study

    This year the World Heart Federation (WHF) is raising awareness of an increasingly important CVD risk factor: air pollution. World Heart Day takes place this Saturday. The latest scientific evidence by Nature warns that exposure to nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter air pollution is clearly linked to CVD mortality. Poor air quality is also ranked as the 4th cause of Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY) – one lost year of ‘healthy life’ – according to latest Global Burden of Disease study .