Hospital sources said that the President, who turned 79 on December 11, has been discharged after he recovered fully.

Mukherjee will be meeting Hamid, who is on a six day India visit, at Rashtrapati Bhavan and will host a banquet in his honor. It is the first-ever visit by a ceremonial Head of Bangladesh to India.

The Army hospital doctors, who attended to the President and installed a coronary stent in his artery to remove a blockage in his heart, had recommended that Mukherjee should remain hospitalized for some more days.

The coronary angioplasty was necessitated as doctors detected a blockage in Mukherjee's heart on December 13 after he was admitted there with stomach problems and related ailments.
They conducted angioplasty and installed a stent small mesh tube that is used to treat narrow or weak arteries.

Coronary angioplasty is a procedure used to open blocked or narrow coronary (heart) arteries. The procedure improves blood flow to the heart.


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