Dimension of Care: Clinical Excellence

Fly-fishing is a passion Mike Mader pursues with full energy following his heart-liver transplant surgery.

Helping those with rare and complex conditions

Mike had 16 heart attacks in his 31 years of life. After a combined heart-liver transplant, he is thriving and active again.

“I can’t believe how good I feel now.” Those are the words of Mike Mader, a man who has had 16 heart attacks in his 31 years of life. Mike’s heart attacks and his damaged heart were from a genetic problem with his liver that caused his cholesterol to skyrocket to untreatable levels.

In April 2013, experts at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute saved Mike with what might be called a “miracle procedure”: They performed a combined heart-liver transplant. Only a few centers in the United States have both the expertise and resources to take on such a complex procedure, and the Heart Institute’s team executed it flawlessly.

Now Mike is thriving and active again. “I’m very grateful for the exceptional care I received and the opportunity to have a second chance at life. I feel whole and healthy for the first time.”

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