Former President Bill Clinton: ‘Discomfort’ in Chest, Two Stents Placed in Coronary Artery, Aide Says

By Lindsey Ellerson

Feb 11, 2010 5:09pm

ABC News’ Karen Travers reports: Former President Clinton was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital today after “feeling discomfort in his chest” and had two stents placed in one of his coronary arteries, according to a statement from Douglas Band, counselor to the former president. “Following a visit to his cardiologist, he underwent a procedure to place two stents in one of his coronary arteries,” the statement reads. “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.” Clinton had quadruple bypass surgery in 2004 to free four blocked arteries. ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos reports that a friend of the former president said that Clinton had been feeling “tired” and had been fighting a cold. Clinton traveled to Haiti on Feb. 5 for a day trip as part of his work as the United Nations’ Special Envoy to Haiti.

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