Former President Bill Clinton Released from Hospital

Former President Bill Clinton was released from New York Presbyterian Hospital Thursday morning. Clinton was hospitalized on Wednesday after experiencing chest pains for several days.

Bill Clinton (Photo: dbking - Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Bill Clinton (Photo: dbking - Source: Wikimedia Commons)

“President Bill Clinton was released from in excellent health,” spokesman Douglas Band said in a press statement released this morning. “He looks forward in the days ahead to getting back to the work of his foundation, and to Haiti relief and recovery efforts.”

Clinton rested in the hospital overnight after having two stents inserted into a clogged coronary artery. The former president underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery in 2004. The blockage was reportedly in one of the bypass grafts placed during that surgery. Clinton was back on his feet within only a few hours of the procedure.

Clinton’s cardiologist, Alan Schwartz, told reporters the former president is doing very well and has been cleared to return to work on Monday.

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