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evandeck
02-11-2010, 03:57 PM
(CNN) -- Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized in New York on Thursday after experiencing chest pains, two sources have told CNN.

Clinton, 63, underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2004 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

A spokeswoman for that hospital said she had not heard anything about the report.

In recent weeks, Clinton was overseeing the United Nations aid mission in Haiti after a January 12 earthquake struck there.

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/02/11/ ... tml?hpt=T1 (http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/02/11/bill.clinton/index.html?hpt=T1)
This is all the information that is known at the time.

Oculin
02-11-2010, 04:45 PM
Oh that explains why I saw a picture of the death note guy writing Bill Clinton's name.

Good luck to him recovering D: He is the first president I can remember that I actually knew about. I was born during bush senior's term I think, but I don't remember ever seeing him doing anything.

GrayRambo1
02-11-2010, 06:58 PM
Yeah, I heard. It is confirmed, though, that he was having chest pains. I hope that he gets better. I don't love the man, but he doesn't need to suffer from chest problems.

Sonic62
02-11-2010, 09:01 PM
Just heard seconds ago it was a blocked artery.

the1stpkmnfan
02-12-2010, 10:12 AM
Aww, wow, poor Bill. D: Hoping here he gets better too.

skateman222
02-12-2010, 10:14 AM
That really sucks although I don't know much about him considering I'm a Canadian who doesn't care much about politics. Whether or not he was a good President, I still hope he gets better.

gama-chan
02-12-2010, 10:17 AM
That really sucks although I don't know much about him considering I'm a Canadian who doesn't care much about politics. Whether or not he was a good President, I still hope he gets better.
He was an awesome president, it's because of him that I had health care (emphasis on had) Get better Willy! This world still needs you!!!

evandeck
02-12-2010, 04:56 PM
Update


CHAPPAQUA, New York - Former President Bill Clinton was recovering at his suburban home Friday after leaving a Manhattan hospital where he underwent a heart procedure.

Three black SUVs with tinted windows arrived around 7:45 a.m. Friday and pulled through the high gates at the house. The hamlet of Chappaqua is about 35 miles north of New York City.

Clinton adviser Douglas Band said in a statement that Clinton left New York Presbyterian Hospital "in excellent health."

"He looks forward in the days ahead to getting back to the work of his Foundation, and to Haiti relief and recovery efforts," it said.

Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chairman and a close friend of the Clintons, told CBS television that he expects Clinton will get back to work quickly.

"If I know President Clinton, he'll be on the phone ... calling people asking for more help for Haiti and where he can get pickup trucks so they can deliver food or generators. If I know Bill Clinton, he'll be raring to go in about 35 minutes," McAuliffe said.


Clinton, 63, could be back at work as soon as Monday, cardiologist Allan Schwartz said previously.

Clinton had quadruple bypass surgery at the same hospital more than five years ago, and returned Thursday to have a clogged heart artery opened after suffering discomfort in his chest.

Two stents resembling tiny mesh scaffolds were placed inside the artery as part of a medical procedure that is common for people with severe heart disease.

Schwartz said tests had showed that one of the bypasses from the surgery was completely blocked.

Instead of trying to open the blocked bypass, doctors reopened one of his original blocked arteries and inserted the two stents. The procedure took about an hour, and Clinton was able to get up two hours later, Schwartz said.

There was no sign the former president had suffered a heart attack, and the new blockage was not a result of his diet, Schwartz said.

"The procedure went very smoothly," Schwartz said, describing Clinton's prognosis as excellent.

McAuliffe said Clinton participated in a conference call on earthquake relief as he was wheeled into an operating room.

"An aide had to literally take the phone away from him," he said.

Hillary Clinton heading to Gulf
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled from Washington to New York to be with her husband. She left the hospital at about 11:30 p.m. without speaking to reporters.

Aides to Mrs. Clinton said she still planned to go ahead with a previously scheduled trip to the Persian Gulf. The trip was to begin Friday afternoon, but now she is planning to leave Saturday so that she does not have to rush back to Washington.

Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, was also with him at the hospital

Source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35355089/ns/politics/

I am happy he's ok!

YamaArashi
02-12-2010, 07:31 PM
I'm glad to hear that his surgery went well.

Skeletor1991
02-12-2010, 08:17 PM
Well good to hear he is fine. :) Hope he gets better and back on his feet.

the1stpkmnfan
02-12-2010, 08:40 PM
Glad he's getting better. ^^