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Kirchner released from hospital

Former Argentinian President Nestor Kirchner has left hospital after undergoing angioplasty on a coronary artery.

Mr Kirchner said to reporters as he left the Buenos Aires clinic accompanied by his wife and Argentina's current president, Cristina Fernandez: "I'm perfect."

Mr Kirchner has a history of heart disease and felt numbness in his legs during a routine check-up on Saturday. Doctors advised an immediate angioplasty.

Presidential secretary Oscar Parrilli said a stent was installed in an obstructed coronary artery during the operation, which was done with local anaesthesia.

Presidential medic Dr Luis Buonomo and the Los Arcos Clinic's Dr Marcelo Ballesteros said in a joint statement: "There should not be any complications."

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