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Bill Clinton get’s heart work done……

President Barack Obama held a press conference with former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush regarding disaster relief and fundraising for Haiti in the White House Rose Garden Saturday, January 16, 2010 in Washington.

Updated from the New York Times.…..Former President Bill Clinton was taken to a New York hospital today after experiencing chest pains, and underwent heart surgery, his office said.

Doctors inserted two stents into his native coronary artery after one of the bypass grafts from an operation five years ago became obstructed.

Last month, former President Clinton appeared at the White House with President Obama and former President George W. Bush to discuss aid relief for the survivors of the Haiti earthquake.

“President Clinton is in good spirits and will continue to focus on the work of his foundation and Haiti’s relief and long-term recovery efforts,” his counselor, Douglas J. Band, said in a statement released by the former president’s office.

Mr. Clinton, who serves as the United Nations special envoy to Haiti, has been spending much of his time in recent weeks trying to coordinate relief and recovery efforts for the Caribbean island after a devastating earthquake claimed more than 200,000 lives. Mr. Clinton just returned a few days ago from his second trip there since the earthquake.

Mr. Clinton, 63, has a history of heart trouble. He had quadruple coronary artery bypass surgery in 2004 and later developed rare complications affecting his lungs that required another operation six months later. He was taken Thursday to the Columbia campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital, the same facility where he was treated six years ago.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton learned of her husband’s condition after she concluded a meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office.

An associate of Mrs. Clinton’s said she was in Washington, but making plans to head to New York City late this afternoon.

Mr. Clinton’s health has been a concern ever since the 2004 heart operation. By his own account, he had never been entirely the same. “It changed me,” he told The New York Times last year. “One of the things I noticed is that on normal days ever since I had that heart surgery, I’m a lot more laid back and a lot more relaxed and a lot more healthy.

“But I also noticed since I had the surgery – and this is what you picked up in the campaign – that if I’m really tired, it’s more difficult for me than it was when I was back in politics before I had the heart problem. I have no explanation for why that is. I’m just observing it. It’s neither an excuse for any mistake I made or anything else. I’m just explaining. It’s something I’ve noticed. My life has changed.”

February 11, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Family, Health, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , , , , | 22 Comments

Bill Clinton get's heart work done……

President Barack Obama held a press conference with former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush regarding disaster relief and fundraising for Haiti in the White House Rose Garden Saturday, January 16, 2010 in Washington.

Updated from the New York Times.…..Former President Bill Clinton was taken to a New York hospital today after experiencing chest pains, and underwent heart surgery, his office said.

Doctors inserted two stents into his native coronary artery after one of the bypass grafts from an operation five years ago became obstructed.

Last month, former President Clinton appeared at the White House with President Obama and former President George W. Bush to discuss aid relief for the survivors of the Haiti earthquake.

“President Clinton is in good spirits and will continue to focus on the work of his foundation and Haiti’s relief and long-term recovery efforts,” his counselor, Douglas J. Band, said in a statement released by the former president’s office.

Mr. Clinton, who serves as the United Nations special envoy to Haiti, has been spending much of his time in recent weeks trying to coordinate relief and recovery efforts for the Caribbean island after a devastating earthquake claimed more than 200,000 lives. Mr. Clinton just returned a few days ago from his second trip there since the earthquake.

Mr. Clinton, 63, has a history of heart trouble. He had quadruple coronary artery bypass surgery in 2004 and later developed rare complications affecting his lungs that required another operation six months later. He was taken Thursday to the Columbia campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital, the same facility where he was treated six years ago.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton learned of her husband’s condition after she concluded a meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office.

An associate of Mrs. Clinton’s said she was in Washington, but making plans to head to New York City late this afternoon.

Mr. Clinton’s health has been a concern ever since the 2004 heart operation. By his own account, he had never been entirely the same. “It changed me,” he told The New York Times last year. “One of the things I noticed is that on normal days ever since I had that heart surgery, I’m a lot more laid back and a lot more relaxed and a lot more healthy.

“But I also noticed since I had the surgery – and this is what you picked up in the campaign – that if I’m really tired, it’s more difficult for me than it was when I was back in politics before I had the heart problem. I have no explanation for why that is. I’m just observing it. It’s neither an excuse for any mistake I made or anything else. I’m just explaining. It’s something I’ve noticed. My life has changed.”

February 11, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Family, Health, Men, Other Things, Politics, Updates | , , , , | 22 Comments