Jordanian King Leaves Hospital

Associated Press

King Hussein returned home Thursday after being treated for a heart ailment.

The 55-year-old monarch emerged from the Hussein Medical City to the cheers of thousands of Jordanians.

Cardiac surgeon Yousef Qsous said the king was in "perfect health condition and the rate of his majesty's heartbeat is normal now. But his majesty must be kept away from work and any type of exhaustion."

Qsous said Hussein has suffered for a decade from atrial fibrillation--rapid, uncoordinated contractions of the heart muscle.

It is the same condition that afflicted President Bush in May.

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