Surgeons perform pig heart transplantation on retired lab technician

'It's an amazing feeling to see this pig's heart work in a human,' say doctors responsible for the surgery.
Surgeons prepare for a pig heart transplant into Lawrence Faucette at the school’s hospital in Baltimore, Md. Photo: AAP.

Surgeons have transplanted a pig’s heart into a man with end-stage congestive heart failure who is now “recovering well and communicating with his loved ones”.

The surgery on Lawrence Faucette was performed on 20 September by a team from the University of Maryland Medical Center in the US.