Ex-Pres. Clinton undergoes heart procedure

(AP) - Former President Bill Clinton, who had quadruplebypass surgery more than five years ago, was hospitalized Thursdayto have a clogged heart artery opened after

NEW YORK - (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton, who had quadruplebypass surgery more than five years ago, was hospitalized Thursdayto have a clogged heart artery opened after suffering chest pains.

Two stents resembling tiny mesh scaffolds were placed inside theartery as part of a medical procedure that is common for peoplewith severe heart disease.

The 63-year-old Clinton was "in good spirits and will continueto focus on the work of his foundation and Haiti's relief andlong-term recovery efforts," said an adviser, Douglas Band.

Terry McAuliffe, former Democratic National Committee chairmanand a close friend of the Clintons, said Clinton participated in aconference call on earthquake relief as he was being wheeled intosurgery.

He expected Clinton to be released from the hospital Friday.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled fromWashington to New York to be with her husband, who underwent theprocedure at New York Presbyterian Hospital, the same place wherehis bypass surgery was done in September 2004.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Police say they want to talk to a 1 Police: Man wanted for questioning in Bronx burglary pattern
Bronx Weekend Travel Advisory, Dec.10-11 2 Bronx Weekend Travel Advisory, Dec.10-11
3 VIDEO: Suspect in Sheridan Avenue murder escorted by police
The students at The Bronx Academy for Software 4 Local school celebrates Computer Science Education Week
The Buzz: sisters killed in radiator malfunction 5 The Buzz: sisters killed in radiator malfunction

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 The Bronx nightside.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE