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In this photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, surgeons prepare for a pig heart transplant into Lawrence Faucette at the school's hospital in Baltimore, Md., in September 2023. Two days after the transplant, Faucette was cracking jokes and able to sit in a chair, doctors said Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. (Deborah Kotz/University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP)

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Surgeons perform second pig heart transplant, trying to save a dying man
September 22, 2023 noon

Surgeons perform second pig heart transplant, trying to save a dying man

Last year, there were just over 4,100 heart transplants in the U.S., a record number but the supply is so tight that only patients with the best chance of long-term survival get offered one.