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Carlow mother becomes first person to undergo a heart and lung transplant

A young mother from Carlow has become the first patient to undergo a heart-lung transplant in Ireland.

31 year old Adrianne Roberts from Myshall underwent an 18-hour operation during the summer at the Mater University Hospital in Dublin after suffering from a life-threatening congenital heart defect from birth.

She is to be discharged home today in time for Christmas.