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Hillary Clinton hospitalized after doctors discover blood clot

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was hospitalized Sunday after doctors discovered a blood clot during a follow-up exam related to a concussion she suffered this month, her spokesman said.

She is expected to remain at New York Presbyterian Hospital for the next 48 hours so doctors can monitor her condition and treat her with anti-coagulants, said Philippe Reines, deputy assistant secretary of state.

“Her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion,” Reines said. “They will determine if any further action is required.”

Reines did not specify where the clot was discovered.

Clinton, 65, was suffering from a stomach virus earlier this month when she fainted due to dehydration, causing the concussion.

Clinton spent the holidays with her family last week after working from home.

She was scheduled to return to work at the State Department this week after being sidelined for the past three weeks. Her illness forced her to bow out of testifying December 20 before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Deputies Thomas Nides and Bill Burns appeared in her place.

The medical setback comes as Clinton is wrapping up her busy tenure as secretary of state, during which she has logged more than 400 travel days and nearly a million miles. She plans to step down from the post if and when Sen. John Kerry — President Barack Obama’s choice to replace her — is confirmed by the Senate.

 

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4 Comments to “Hillary Clinton hospitalized after doctors discover blood clot”

    sobeit said:
    December 30, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    Oh well lets move on, too bad she didn't tell congress what she really knew about the attack on our consulate, you know the one her department was suppose to protect, now I guess she will have memory loss. Guess she won't be able to run for president…

    paraday said:
    December 30, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    I don't think this is a woman who would back away from an uncomfortable situation and hide behind a sub dural hematoma or whatever it is. I'm sure ther's lots she'd like to forget but Benghazi is probably very much on her mind.

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