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Hillary Clinton Hospitalized Due to Blood Clot [UPDATES]

Secretary of State and Chappaqua resident is admitted to New York-Presbyterian Hospital, according to multiple media reports.

Hillary Clinton Hospitalized Due to Blood Clot [UPDATES]


Multiple media outlets are reporting that, according to Clinton's doctors, the clot was found in her head.

CBS and the AP report that the clot is "in the vein in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear."

Clinton did not suffer any neurological damage or a stroke, the media outlets reported, and that she is expected to fully recover.


The State Department has posted a statement on its website confirming Clinton's hospitalization. Below is a copy of it, with quotes added:

"In the course of a follow-up exam today, Secretary Clinton's doctors discovered a blood clot had formed, stemming from the concussion she sustained several weeks ago. She is being treated with anti-coagulants and is at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital so that they can monitor the medication over the next 48 hours.

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

Original Story:

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been hospitalized due to a blood clot caused by a concussion that she sustained earlier this month, multiple media outlets reported.

Clinton, a Chappaqua resident, was admitted to New York-Presbyterian Hospital and is being treated with anti-coagulants, the Associated Press reported. According to the media reports, State Department Spokesman Philippe Reines said the clot was discovered on Sunday during a follow up medical exam following her concussion. The secretary will remain hospitalized for 48 hours, according to the AP.

Clinton suffered from the concussion earlier this month after fainting due dehydration from a stomach virus.

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