Nancy Reagan to be released from L.A. hospital

Other News Materials 19 February 2008 23:54 (UTC +04:00)

( Reuter )- Former first lady Nancy Reagan was expected to be released on Tuesday from a Los Angeles area hospital where she spent two nights after a fall, her office said.

The 86-year-old widow of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan was admitted to St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica on Sunday following a fall at her home.

A spokeswoman for her office said doctors expected to release her on Tuesday.

Reagan's office has said that doctors conducted several medical tests as a precaution and that they came back with normal results. The spokeswoman has not said what caused the fall.

Reagan last month attended the Republican debates at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California.

The former actress married Ronald Reagan in 1952 and helped her husband survive such blows as an assassination attempt and cancer surgery during his presidency, which spanned from 1981 through 1989.

Former President Reagan suffered from Alzheimer's disease before his death in 2004.

Nancy Reagan advocated for stem cell research, siding against prominent Republicans, including current President George W. Bush.