Pigs brought back to life after their hearts stopped at an “incredibly significant” breakthrough

PIGS have been partially revived an hour after her heart stopped at an “incredibly significant” breakthrough.

The technique could revolutionize transplantation by giving doctors extra time to harvest organs, experts say.

Pigs have been partially brought back to life an hour after their hearts stopped during an

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Pigs have been partially brought back to life an hour after their hearts stopped during an “incredibly significant” breakthroughPhoto credit: BSIP SA

And it could help bring back people who have died from drowning or cardiac arrest – but some doctors have expressed ethical concerns about the idea.

In the OrganEx technique reported in Nature, Yale researchers pumped a cocktail of synthetic blood and drugs into pigs that had been dead for an hour.

Six hours later, organs, including the heart, were partially revived.

dr Sam Parnia of New York University Grossman School of Medicine said, “This is a truly remarkable and incredibly important study.”

An NHS blood and transplant spokesman said the research had “potentially wide-reaching applications”.

But dr Anders Sandberg of the University of Oxford said: “There is a risk that it will mainly prevent people from dying rather than recovering them.”

https://www.the-sun.com/news/5924272/pigs-brought-back-life-hearts-stopped/ Pigs brought back to life after their hearts stopped at an “incredibly significant” breakthrough

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