IndyCar legend AJ Foyt released from hospital

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Posted: Dec 04, 2014 2:55 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt has been released from a Houston hospital more than three weeks after triple-bypass heart surgery.

Spokeswoman Anne Fornoro says Foyt was released from Baylor-St. Luke's Medical Center on Tuesday and is recovering at home. She says the Nov. 12 surgery was successful, but he developed serious complications and was kept on a ventilator for eight days to allow his lungs to recover full function.

In all, Foyt spent 25 days in the hospital after being admitted Nov. 7 with chest pains, including 10 days in intensive care. Fornoro said previously that doctors found blockages in three arteries in which the 79-year-old Foyt previously had stents placed.

He is expected to make a full recovery.