Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis released from hospital


Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis was released from hospital on Thursday after sixteen days of hospitalisation.

According to reports, the globally renowned composer had a pacemaker placement at the Athens Medical Center and his cardiac health will continue to be monitored from home.

"Mikis Theodorakis was admitted to the Athens Medical Center on February 26, 2019, due to an episode of dyspnea and tachyarrhythmia and recurrent atrial fibrillation. In the following days, we issued intravenous medication. On March 8, he was subjected to an intravitreal pacemaker and to electrical reduction of the tachyarrhythmia. His intravenous medication continued for seven days and on March 14, 2019, he was discharged from the Athens Medical Center. It is feasible to monitor his cardiac function remotely," says the Athens Medical Center report.

Despite his frail health in recent years, he has continued to engage in public affairs. In January, he addressed the Athens “Macedonia is Greece” rally against the Prespes Agreement.