PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) _ President Vaclav Havel was released from the hospital Monday after six days of treatment for chronic bronchitis.

Havel was taken to Prague military hospital last Tuesday with symptoms of bronchitis provoked by gastroenteritis.

The move forced a cancellation of Havel's planned trip to Romania and Turkey this week.

According to Dr. Boris Limberk, Havel's physician, lung X-rays and laboratory tests showed the president's health had improved and that he would resume a full schedule after several days of recuperation.

It was the eighth time that Havel, a former chain-smoker, has been hospitalized since a third of his lung and a cancerous tumor were removed in December 1996.