Blood Clot Sends Clinton to the Hospital
Hillary Clinton the U.S. Secretary of State was admitted to the hospital on Sunday after her doctors discovered she had a blood clot while performing a follow-up exam that had been related to the concussion she had suffered earlier this month, said her spokesperson.
No timetable was released regarding Clinton’s release from the hospital but doctors hinted that she could be at New York’s Presbyterian Hospital at least for another 48 hours. The doctors wanted to monitor Clinton’s condition and treat the blood clot with anti-coagulants, said the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines.
Reines said that Clinton’s doctors would assess her condition later on Monday, which would include other issues that are associated with her recent concussion. Once the doctors have assessed her, they will determine if any further medical treatment is needed, said Reines.
It was not released as to where the blood clot was located. Clinton, who is 65, had been suffering from a virus in her stomach earlier in December when she fainted because of dehydration, which caused her concussion.
Clinton spent time during the holidays working from her home while with her family. She had been scheduled to return to the State Department after the first of the year, after being out of work for more than three weeks.
Due to her illness, she was not able to testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on December 20 regarding the Benghazi, Libya U.S. Consulate attack. Bills Burns and Thomas Nides two deputies for the State Department appeared in place of Clinton.
Clinton is scheduled to step down from her post and President Obama has already nominated Senator John Kerry to replace Clinton Secretary of State.