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February 11th, 2010, 05:21 PM
Former President Bill Clinton hospitalized in New York City after suffering chest pains

By Celeste Katz (http://www.nydailynews.com/authors/Celeste%20Katz) and David Saltonstall (http://www.nydailynews.com/authors/David%20Saltonstall)
Thursday, February 11th 2010, 5:16 PM

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton was hospitalized Thursday in New York City.

Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/New+York+Presbyterian+Hospital) in Manhattan (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Manhattan) Thursday after suffering chest pains.
Following a visit to his cardiologist, the former president "underwent a procedure to place two stents in one of his coronary arteries," said Douglas Band (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Douglas+Band), a counselor to the president, in a statement.

"President Clinton (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Bill+Clinton) is in good spirits, and will continue to focus on the work of his Foundation and Haiti (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Haiti)'s relief and long-term recovery efforts," Band added.

While the seriousness of the ex-president's condition could not be immediately determined, his hospitalization comes about six years after he underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery at the same facility.
Sources on Capitol Hill (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Capitol+Hill) told ABC News (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/ABC+Inc.) that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Hillary+Clinton) was seen leaving the Oval Office (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/The+White+House) this afternoon and did not seem "too concerned" or "in a rush."

Doctors who performed the bypass operation on Clinton in September 2004 found that Clinton's heart disease was extensive, with blockages in some arteries well over 90 percent.

But the operation was deemed a success, and recently the former president had shown no signs of slowing down.
He was in Haiti in early February, helping to deliver relief supplies and visitiung medical clinics.

And as recently as yesterday, he planned to meet with editors at The Daily New to discuss plans for his Haiti relief fund. That meeting was abruptly cancelled at midday.

February 11th, 2010, 05:34 PM
He's in good hands.

Word from MSNBC is that the procedure was performed by Dr. Issam Moussa (http://www.weillcornell.org/physician/imoussa/index.html), "Director of Endovascular Services at the Greenberg Division of Cardiology and the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center."

February 12th, 2010, 07:45 AM
Another stent stint.