Transplant man stable say medics.
Jack Mullery, from Rosses Point in Sligo, had the operation in the early hours of Friday morning.
Mr Mullery was suffering from emphysema, and the five hour operation was his only chance of survival.
Doctors have said that the next 24 hours are crucial for the Sligo man, who is in his 50s.
They say he is still open to infection, which could set him back.
However, overall, they said they are very pleased with how the operation went.
The ground-breaking surgery was carried out by the national heart and lung transplant team at the Mater, including surgeons Lars Nolke, Freddie Wood and Jim McCarthy.
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|Publication:||The People (London, England)|
|Date:||Jan 15, 2006|
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