Liver Transplant 10 Days After Heart Surgery

Tom Slattery had his first heart attack at 35, and in 2001 was facing liver failure. He needed both heart bypass and liver transplant surgeries, and came to UW Hospital and Clinics in Madison, looking for a chance at life.


UW Health Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Care cardiothoracic surgeon Lucian Lozonchi, MD, performed the heart bypass. A mere 10 days later, Tom was back on the operating table for his liver transplant, with transplant surgeon Joshua Mezrich, MD.



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