Pig Heart Valves and Rejection

wolf tom zzwolf at ACC.WUACC.EDU
Thu Apr 27 08:30:19 EST 1995


This may seem like a strange question, but I do not know the answer and 
cannot find any written material on the subject.

Why are replacement heart valves from swine not subject to rejection 
problems when translanted into humans?  I have a student undergoing this 
procedure and nobody, including the medical people involved, have been 
able to provide a satisfactory answer.

Thanks for any help.

Tom Wolf



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