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Farm Progress America, October 14, 2020

Max Armstrong reports on news of advancements in the xenotransplants with the potential of using pig hearts in humans

October 14, 2020

Max Armstrong looks at the use of heart valves from animals to improve human health. Max looks at the potential to transplant an entire heart from a pig into a human. Max looks at the technology that may make the use or xenotransplantation more common in the future. There's a shortage of heart to help patients in need, with the wait time often longer than six months.

Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

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