First pig-to-human heart transplant patient dies

The 57-year-old American began deteriorating several days ago, after taking part in the world-first procedure in January

A US patient, who made history as the first person to receive a genetically modified pig's heart, has died two months following the operation.

David Bennett, pictured after the procedure. Photo: AAP

David Bennett, 57, died on Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Centre (UMMC) in Baltimore after undergoing the procedure on 7 January, the