Bill Clinton Hospitalization for Angina Not Unexpected
Former President Bill Clinton was admitted Thursday to a New York City hospital after experiencing mild angina (chest pain) for several days. He underwent an interventional procedure to have a clogged coronary (heart) artery unblocked by the placement of a stent (a mechanical “tube” to prop the clogged vessel open). As a Cardiologist myself and loosely familiar with his condition, I can say that this was not unexpected. After all, the 63-year-old Clinton underwent quadruple cardiac bypass graft (CABG) surgery six years ago (where “virgin” blood vessels from elsewhere in his body are grafted to restore or “bypass” the inadequate blood flow through the existing “blocked” coronary arteries). However, it's a kn... Read More
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