Houllier set to leave hospital

April 28, 2011 - 0:0

Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier should leave hospital in ""three to four days"" after suffering chest pains, according to the club doctor.

Frenchman Houllier, who suffered a heart attack 10 years ago while he was Liverpool manager, was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham on Wednesday and kept in for treatment and observation.
Tests have since confirmed that he was suffering a dissection of the descending aorta - a condition that can vary from mild to serious depending on location and magnitude - but with no requirement for surgery.
""All tests have confirmed that his heart is working perfectly,"" Dr Mark Walter added. ""We are extremely encouraged by Gerard’s improvement over the past six days and we now anticipate that he will be discharged from the coronary care unit within the next three to four days.""
Houllier, 63, thanked supporters of his club and others for their wishes during his illness.
""I’m extremely touched by all the messages and by the reaction of people throughout the world of football,"" he said.
""It has been overwhelming actually. I’m especially grateful to the Villa fans for their genuine concern and encouragement and to the fans of clubs up and down the country.
""There has been a groundswell of good will and I appreciate this so much.
""The care I have received at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital has been first class and I am in the debt of the medical staff whose expertise and human touch has helped me thought these past six days.""
(Source: Eurosport)