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.”