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Tito Puente Leaves Hospital

May 2, 2000

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) _ Tito Puente was released from a hospital Tuesday after two days of treatment for an irregular heartbeat.

The 77-year-old band leader left for his home in New York after his release from San Juan’s Pavia Hospital.

Puente canceled all his events in May, including three concerts planned with the Symphonic Orchestra of Puerto Rico.

His cardiologist, Dr. Miguel Campos, said Puente’s arrhythmia was ``relatively benign.″ He put Puente on medication to prevent blood clots as a precaution.

``He’s stable and feels well,″ Campos said. ``I anticipate a full recovery.″

Puente won his fifth Grammy in February for best traditional tropical Latin performance for ``Mambo Birdland.″

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