Former NYC mayor Koch released from hospital

Doctors have told former New York City Mayor Ed Koch to cut back on salt. He's expected to return to work next week.

NEW YORK — Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch is back home after a weeklong stay in a hospital.

The 88-year-old Koch was admitted to New York-Presbyterian/Columbia hospital last Saturday with fluid in his lungs and swollen ankles.

He had been originally set to be released Monday, but his doctors sent him home early Saturday.

Koch says he was delighted to go home. He says he expects to be back in his office at the beginning of the week.

Doctors have told Koch to reduce his salt intake.

 

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