Former President Clinton was hospitalized in California on Tuesday evening, a spokesperson said Thursday.
Angel Urena, the spokesperson, said the disease is an infection unrelated to Covid.
“On Tuesday evening, President Clinton was admitted to the UCI medical center to receive treatment for an infection unrelated to Covid,” he said in a statement. “He is in good shape, in good spirits and is incredibly grateful to the doctors, nurses and staff providing him with excellent care.”
Clinton’s medics also released a statement.
“He was admitted to the hospital for close monitoring and given him antibiotics and IV fluids. He remains in the hospital for continuous monitoring. After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count tends to drop. and it responds well to antibiotics, ”said Dr. Alpsh Amin and Dr. Lisa Bardack, said in a joint statement. “The California-based medical team is in constant communication with the President’s New York-based medical team, including his cardiologist. We hope he returns home soon.”
Clinton, 75, has a history of heart problems.
In 2004, Clinton underwent quadruple bypass surgery at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital to reroute her blood supply to bypass four severely clogged arteries, according to a New York Times report at the time. Clinton had complained of chest pain and shortness of breath. A team of surgeons then found extensive signs of heart disease, with blockages in some of Clinton’s arteries over 90%, the newspaper reported. He was released four days after this procedure and returned to his home in suburban New York.
Clinton returned to the Presbyterian Hospital in New York in 2010 to undergo another heart procedure, this time with two stents inserted into a coronary artery.
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