Monday 31 December 2012

Clinton hospitalised

Hillary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot: Aide

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (file photo)
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (file photo)

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital with a blood clot caused by a concussion she sustained earlier this month.
31 December, 2012
"In the course of a follow-up exam today, Secretary Clinton's doctors discovered a blood clot had formed, stemming from the concussion she sustained several weeks ago,” State Department spokesman Philippe Reines said in a statement on Sunday.

Reines added that the secretary of state was being treated with anti-coagulants at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where she is expected to remain for the next 48 hours so doctors can monitor her condition.

"Her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion. They will determine if any further action is required," the spokesman pointed out. 
Reines, however, did not specify where the clot was discovered.

After returning from Europe earlier this month, Clinton, 65, fell ill with a stomach virus which led to her fainting and sustaining the concussion.

Clinton will step down from her post as the the secretary of state before US President Barack Obama officially begins his second term in January. 

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