Sarkozy leaves hospital after a day, cancels official appointments

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Paris, July 27 (ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy left hospital on Monday after suffering a dizzy spell while jogging on Sunday.

Sarkozy had spent a night in hospital after collapsing while jogging.

Doctors said his illness was due to heat and overwork and have ordered the 54-year-old to rest.

Sarkozy's office said no further medical treatment has been prescribed.

According to reports, Sarkozy out from Val de Grace military hospital to his car dressed in a dark suit and tie and accompanied by his wife Carla Bruni.

He smiled and shook hands with white-clad medical personnel but declined to comment.

Medical tests Monday on Sarkozy's heart showed no signs of irregular heartbeat and no long-term consequences for the president's heart.

Doctors diagnosed Sarkozy with "lipothymic" discomfort due to overexertion at high temperatures in a "context of fatigue linked to a large workload," a statement from the president's office said.

The tests showed no neurological or metabolic consequences, the statement also said, adding that Sarkozy suffered no "loss of consciousness," contradicting earlier reports from senior French officials.

It was unclear where he went, but all of his official activities for Monday were canceled.

His trip to Mont-Saint-Michel, a Gothic abbey perched on a rocky outcrop off the coast of Normandy, on Tuesday was also postponed.

Sarkozy was to begin a three-week long summer holiday on Thursday. (ANI)

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