Former President Bill Clinton had two stents inserted in one of his heart arteries after being hospitalized with chest pains, an adviser said Thursday. Clinton, 63, "is in good spirits and will continue to focus on the work of his foundation and Haiti's relief and long-term recovery efforts," said adviser Douglas Band.Countdown on the first promiment liberal to use Clinton's health to get ObamaCare passed begins now.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton left Washington and headed to New York to be with her husband, who underwent the procedure at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
blood vessel in the groin to a blocked artery, inflate a balloon to flatten the clog, and slide the stent into place.are tiny mesh scaffolds used to prop open an artery after it is unclogged in an . Doctors thread a tube through a
That is a different treatment from what Clinton had in 2004, when clogged arteries first landed him in the hospital. He underwent quadruple bypass surgery because of four blocked arteries, some of which had squeezed almost completely shut.
medical procedures done worldwide. More than half a million stents are placed each year in the United States., which usually includes placing stents, is one of the most common