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NEW YORK (AP) -- An aide says former President Bill Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital and has undergone a procedure on his heart.

Adviser Douglas Band says Clinton was taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital today after experiencing chest pains.

He says the 63-year-old had two stents inserted to prop open a clogged coronary artery. Clinton is said to be in good spirits.

Clogged arteries first landed Clinton in the hospital about six years ago. That's when he had quadruple bypass surgery due to four blocked arteries, some of which had squeezed almost completely shut.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been in Washington today for White House meetings. Aides say she left the capital for New York shortly after meeting with President Barack Obama ahead of her planned trip to the Persian Gulf Friday.


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is heading to New York from Washington to be with husband.


WASHINGTON (AP) -- An adviser to Bill Clinton says the former president has had two stents placed in one of his coronary arteries.

The adviser, Douglas Band, says Clinton was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital on Thursday after experiencing chest discomfort. Band says that after seeing his heart doctor, Clinton underwent the procedure to place the stents in the artery.

Band says Clinton is in good spirits.

Clinton had quadruple bypass surgery in 2004 to open four blocked arteries.


NEW YORK CITY (WKOW) -- ABC News is reporting Former President Bill Clinton is now in a New York City hospital.

According to the report, Mr. Clinton is at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital with what has been called a "heart issue". The report also says Mr. Clinton may have undergone a procedure to get a stent.

The former president had a heart bypass at the hospital in 2004.


NEW YORK CITY (WKOW) -- Former President Bill Clinton was rushed to a Manhattan hospital late this afternoon, sources tell ABC News.

Clinton, 63, was transported to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan for a condition related to his heart.

ABC News' chief political correspondent George Stephanopoulos reported that sources said he was taken to the hospital "likely for a stent procedure."

Clinton was the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. His wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton is currently the United States Secretary of State.


NEW YORK CITY (WKOW) -- Former President Bill Clinton is in the hospital.

ABC reports that Former President Clinton has been admitted to Columbia Presbyterian in New York City.

ABC News aired a brief Special Report.

We will have the latest information as it becomes available.

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