A Utah man is doing well after surgeons at Intermountain Medical Center performed the first combined heart-liver transplant in an adult patient in the Intermountain West.
Dressed up in a shirt and tie, you would never know 31-year-old Michael Mader is a transplant patient. The surgery was completed on April 23rd. Mader, who has suffered from 18 heart attacks, says he could feel the difference right away.
“I feel better than I did at 22, when I had my first heart attack,” Mader says. “So it’s been a night and day difference.”
Cardiology researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute have found that 75 percent of patients taking two common blood-thinning drugs may be receiving the wrong dosage levels. The Utah researchers presented their findings today (TUES) at an American Heart Association conference in Los Angeles.
Intermountain Medical Center in Murray turned five years old Monday, and some of the hospital’s smallest and very first patients were there to celebrate.
First in line for birthday cake were triplets Natalia, Connor, and Janessa Nagel. They were also the first patients transferred by Life Flight to the newborn ICU on October 29, 2007, the morning Intermountain Medical Center opened its doors. Hospital Administrator David Grauer said he remembers the moment well.