Bill Clinton was admitted to a New York City hospital after suffering from
chest pain and received two stents in one of his coronary arteries, the Washington Post reports.
ILongtime Clinton aide Douglas Bend said the 63-year-old former president “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,” Band
Clinton, who underwent emergency heart bypass surgery at Columbia Presbyterian in 2004, had been suffering from a cold and feeling worn out from his recent trip to
Haiti. He is the United Nations' special envoy for Haiti and, in recent
weeks, has been helping lead the public campaign for donations to help
that country recover from its devastating earthquake.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was on her way to New York after meeting with President Obama. It's unclear whether her husband's procedure will effect her planned departure Friday for a diplomatic trip to Qatar and Saudi Arabia.