Submitted By Todd on February 11th at 7:51pm
President Clinton was hospitalized with chest discomfort late today. Two stents were placed in an artery.
A spokesman for Clinton released the following 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. In 2004, President Clinton underwent a successful quadruple bypass operation to free four blocked arteries."Here's the earlier reporting.
Former President Bill Clinton was rushed to a Manhattan hospital (Columbia Presbyterian) late this afternoon, sources tell ABC News. Clinton, 63, was transported to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan for a condition related to his heart. ABC News' chief political correspondent George Stephanopoulos reported that sources said he was taken to the hospital "likely for a stent procedure."Hillary's reaction?
ABC reports that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was seen leaving the Oval Office Thursday afternoon and that she did not seem "overly concerned."