August 28, 2006

Former President Ford released from Mayo Clinic

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Gerald Ford
left the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota on Monday where he had been
hospitalized for two weeks with coronary problems, his office

Ford, 93, was fitted with a pacemaker and days later
underwent an angioplasty to increase the blood flow in two
coronary arteries.

Ford returned on Monday to his home in Rancho Mirage,
California, with his wife Betty, chief of staff Penny Circle
said in a statement. No further details about his condition
were immediately available.

Ford, the oldest living U.S. president, took office in 1974
after the resignation of the Richard Nixon in the Watergate
scandal. He was defeated by Jimmy Carter in the 1976 election.