President Mukherjee discharged after angioplasty

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 19, 2014 19:12 IST

President Pranab Mukherjee was discharged on Friday from Army Research & Referral (R&R) hospital following a coronary angioplasty on December 13.

A coronary angioplasty is a procedure used to open blocked or narrowed arteries in the heart. He was admitted to R&R with a complaint of stomach problems on Saturday.

He was found to have a blocked artery, which was opened using a coronary stent. Army doctors recommended he stay in hospital till he fully recovered.

According to hospital sources, Mukherjee, 79, was discharged after he showed signs of improvement.

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