Advertisement
 
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Amsterdam, NY ,

 

Advertisement

Clinton hospitalized with blood clot

Monday, December 31, 2012 - Updated: 6:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was admitted to a New York hospital Sunday after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month.

Clinton's doctors discovered the clot Sunday while performing a follow-up exam, her spokesman, Philippe Reines, said. He would not elaborate on the location of the clot but said Clinton is being treated with anti-coagulants and would remain at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for at least the next 48 hours so doctors can monitor the medication.

"Her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion," Reines said in a statement. "They will determine if any further action is required."

Clinton, 65, fell and suffered a concussion while at home alone in mid-December as she recovered from a stomach virus that left her severely dehydrated. The concussion was diagnosed Dec. 13 and Clinton was forced to cancel a trip to North Africa and the Middle East that had been planned for the next week.

Clinton was also forced to cancel Dec. 20 testimony before Congress about a scathing report into the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. The report found that serious failures of leadership and management in two State Department bureaus were to blame for insufficient security at the facility. Clinton took responsibility for the incident before the report was released, but she was not blamed.

Some conservative commentators suggested Clinton was faking the seriousness of her illness and concussion to avoid testifying, although State Department officials vehemently denied that was the case.

Lawmakers at the hearings -- including Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman who has been nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed Clinton -- offered her their best wishes.

The former first lady and senator, who had always planned to step down as America's top diplomat in January, is known for her grueling travel schedule. She is the most traveled secretary of state in history, having visited 112 countries while in the job.

     

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Advertisement
Subscribe to The Recorder

 

The Recorder Sports Schedule

 

The Recorder Newscast

Most Popular

    Sheriff's divers find body of Sacandaga fisherman
    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Former Carpetland land will become a city park
    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Planning board position County move ignites debate
    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Felix Persico
    Friday, July 31, 2015

    What's my line: Dems have a new one
    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Jason William Cowan
    Saturday, August 01, 2015

    Locals divided about new fast food wage law
    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    Mayor gets into a little fender bender
    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Empire State Health Solutions obtains license to grow, process & distribute medical marijuana
    Friday, July 31, 2015

    Paul W. Luft
    Saturday, August 01, 2015

Advertisement

Copyright © McClary Media, Inc.

Privacy Policies: The Recorder

Contact Us

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook