Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized in Manhattan’s Columbia-Presbyterian hospital in New York City after undergoing a procedure to place two stents in a coronary artery. The 63 year old Clinton had previously had quadruple heart bypass operation in 2004.
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Schwartz performed an angiography, finding no evidence of a heart attack or damage to Clinton’s heart.
Today’s procedure “makes him less susceptible to future heart attacks,” Schwartz said. “His prognosis is excellent.”
Pictures taken of Clinton’s arteries and of bypass grafts he received four years ago revealed that one of the grafts was blocked. Because of that problem, doctors placed two stents in his carotid artery. A stent is a wire mesh tube used to prop open an artery.
A statement was released for former President Clinton.
The former president’s counselor, Douglas Band, released a statement earlier today saying that Clinton, currently the U.N. special envoy to Haiti, is in “good spirits and will continue to focus on the work of his foundation and Haiti’s relief and long-term recovery efforts.”
Clinton’s doctor described the ex-president as “up and walking around and visiting with his family,” adding that the former president probably will be able to go home Friday and be back to work on Monday.
Michelle Malkin has an interesting perspective on the stents that Bill Clinton received today. Under Obamacare, Democrats’ proposed massive taxes on medical device makers like the one that produced the stent that medically helped Bill Clinton today. Is that the road we really want to go down where such medial devices are taxed out of existence?
Here is an even more interesting theory from Another Black Conservative, will Hillary Clinton use this incident as a way of jumping off the “U.S.S. Hope and Change”? Hmm, nice theory.
We wish the former President best wishes and a speedy recovery.