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Clinton 'in good spirits' after heart procedure

Posted February 11, 2010

— Former President Bill Clinton had two stents inserted in one of his coronary arteries after being hospitalized with chest pains, an adviser said Thursday.

Clinton was at his Harlem office when he experienced chest pains and went to New York Presbyterian Hospital. He had quadruple bypass surgery at the same facility in 2004.

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A spokesman for the former president released this statement:

"Today President Bill Clinton was admitted to the Columbia Campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital after feeling discomfort in his chest. Following a visit to his cardiologist, he underwent a procedure to place two stents in one of his coronary arteries. President Clinton is in good spirits, and will continue to focus on the work of his foundation and Haiti's relief and long-term recovery efforts."

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton left Washington and headed to New York to be with her husband.


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  • Nunya123 Feb 11, 2010

    geosol - beat me to the punch. Pretty pathetic, aren't they?

    Hope he gets well soon.

  • geosol Feb 11, 2010

    Didn't take long for the angry hyper-partisans to weigh in with their tired old ugliness. What a sad statement for our great country. Get well soon, Mr. Clinton and ignore the haters.

  • Tax Man Feb 11, 2010

    Never liked Clinton as President but really do like him now. Kinda like Jimmy Carter - a really stupid President that did nothing good, but he has a good heart and now does great things. I really love to see Clinton and Bush I work together - that is really great stuff! Wish Hillary would retire from politics and join Bill in his philanthropy - she would be welcome there as opposed to where she is now.

  • Prancy Feb 11, 2010

    Whatelseisnew, Bill Clinton founded a national program to fight obesity in children by education of schools and children for nutrition and awareness. He helped get those American reporter released from North Korea. He has worked with the elder former President Bush on many projects to help Americans and others around the world. He and George W. Bush have spearheaded a campaign to help Haiti. I could go on. He never stops working at trying to help others. Google his efforts and you'll see what I mean.

  • nandud Feb 11, 2010

    Don't care much for the man, but still hoping for a speedy recovery.

  • whatelseisnew Feb 11, 2010

    "We need his help more than ever."

    Huh? It is good the procedure worked for him, but near as I can tell Clinton has helped himself and no one else.

  • Prancy Feb 11, 2010

    Yes, I hope he has a speedy recovery. We need his help more than ever. The man has done everything they told him to do; lost weight, excercises, and eats right. Sometimes those things are just heredity.

    My dad had a quadruple bypass. He has never smoked, never drank alcohol or been overweight. He was very active and his cholestrol has always been under 160! It was unreal.

  • ncmickey Feb 11, 2010

    Get well soon President Clinton!