Former U.S. President Clinton released from hospital on early Friday morning

February 13th, 2010 - 2:40 am ICT by BNO News  

bill3 NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) – Former U.S. President Bill Clinton was released from New York Presbyterian Hospital on early Friday morning and returned to his home in Chappaqua, New York, a spokesman said.

It was also informed that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is with him at the Clinton home. He is expected to be back at work on Monday.

Former President Clinton underwent a medical procedure at the Manhattan hospital to place two stents in one of his coronary arteries on Thursday.

“President Bill Clinton was admitted to the Columbia Campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital after feeling discomfort in his chest,” said Douglas Band, Counselor to Bill Clinton. “Following a visit to his cardiologist, he underwent a procedure to place two stents in one of his coronary arteries.”

“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,” Band said.

Clinton’s cardiologist said there was no evidence of a heart attack, as some reports had earlier suggested. In 2004, President Clinton underwent a successful quadruple bypass operation to free four blocked arteries.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sent Bill Clinton, who is also the UN Special Envoy for Haiti, a handwritten note to wish him a speedy recovery and thanking him for his “tremendous work” on behalf of the UN.

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