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Sheila Dikshit discharged from hospital; advised rest for few days

Last Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 20:54

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who was admitted to a hospital where she underwent an angioplasty procedure on Tuesday, was discharged from hospital on Thursday.

The 74-year-old was admitted to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute on Monday night after she complained of tiredness, cold and throat infection.

She left the hospital on Thursday evening and was advised a few days` rest by the doctors.
She underwent an angioplasty at the hospital on Tuesday as blockage was found in one of her arteries, sources said.

Dr Ashok Seth, Chairman of Cardiac Sciences at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, said Dikshit has made "good progress" after the angioplasty procedure.

"She has made good progress and all her vital parameters are fine," Seth told.

Dikshit wanted to resume work from tomorrow, but doctors advised her to take rest till Sunday and resume work from Monday.

"I have advised her that she should take rest at least till the weekend," he said, adding that the Chief Minister will be called to the hospital for regular check-ups.

Angioplasty is a non-surgical procedure which is performed for widening blocked arteries and improve blood circulation.

The Chief Minister cleared a number of files from the hospital bed.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 10:08

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