Assam: Meet the doctor who transplanted a Pig's heart into a Patient in a 1st of its kind surgery!

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Accused of being mentally disturbed by many people for his surgery, this doctor from Assam was the 1st to tell the world that pig is closer to human for organ transplantation and experimental studies compared to non-human primates. In 1991,

Dhani Ram Baruah

invented Baruah Stentless Bileaflet Biological Heart Valve, Baruah stentless Trileaflet Biological Heart valve & Baruah Coronary Bio-graft and Continued manufacturing and human implantations. Dr.Baruah is the first one to design and develop bileaflet biological mitral valve with replacement subvalvular apparatus. Implantation technique has been developed by him known as “Baruah procedure” where two stage surgical technique is involved and replacement papillary muscles are implanted at the apex of LV outside. His stentless biological heart valves are constructed anatomically providing physiological performance mimicking native heart valves anatomically and physiologically. He is the first one in the history of artificial heart valves with durability of 92.8patient years and requires no anticoagulant. More than 2000 implantations of Baruah Heart valves have taken place all over the world including Hong Kong, China, Phillipines, .Germany, Indonesia, India He is the first one to demonstrate in the conference of “Artificial Heart” in Germany(1994) that pig is closer to human for organ transplantation and experimental studies compared to non-human primates. Social behaviour of the pig is similar to human, so is the anatomy and physiology. Bacteriological, virological, acquired heart diseases and omnivorous nature are similar to human. Other than this, he has various other findings to his credit and was also the one to claim that he found a cure for HIV AIDS.
Via: #TheNorthEastToday

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