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Clinton 'in good spirits' after heart procedure

Posted February 11, 2010 5:03 p.m. EST
Updated February 11, 2010 5:56 p.m. EST

— 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.

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.