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Pig Heart as a substitute to human heart 

Like a human heart, a pig heart consists of four chambers: two atriums and two ventricles. Likewise, consistent with the structure of a human heart, it has four valves and an aorta. These similarities allow blood to flow through a pig’s heart in the same way it flows through a human's heart. In fact, pig hearts are so similar to human hearts that tissue from pig hearts is used to make heart valve replacements for humans. Of course, the tissue is treated before surgery to decrease the likelihood of the recipient’s immune system rejecting it.

 

Food Serving Size Calcium
Collard greens 1 cup, boiled 357 mg
Fortified soymilk 1 cup 368 mg
Black-eyed peas 1 cup, boiled 211 mg
Firm tofu (made with calcium sulfate) 1/2 cup 204 mg
Calcium-fortified orange juice 6 oz 200 mg
Blackstrap molasses 1 Tbsp 172 mg
Baked beans 1 cup, canned 154 mg
Kale 1 cup, cooked 94 mg
Chinese cabbage 1 cup, raw 74 mg
Oranges 1 cup 72 mg
Almonds 1 oz 70 mg