Former President Bill Clinton Hospitalized

What’s with the news lately. First it was Alec Baldwin, then it was designer Alexander McQueen and now former President Bill Clinton hospitalized due to chest pains.

Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized today after complaining of chest pains. He was rushed to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, the same hospital who provided his bypass surgery back in 2004.

According to the ex-President’s couselor, two stents were implanted today:

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.

A stent is a wire metal mesh tube used to prop open an artery during angioplasty – a procedure where a cardiologist re-opens a blocked artery to restore blood flow to the heart.Angioplasty is also called percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI.

Reports have now come out that the President is in good spirits after the surgery.  Get well soon Bill!

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