Hillary Clinton treated for blood clot

December 30, 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was hospitalized Sunday with a blood clot, which is related to the concussion she suffered recently while recovering from the flu, according to a State Department spokesman.

Clinton was admitted to New York-Presbyterian Hospital after the clot was discovered during a follow-up exam.

Here's the full statement from Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines:

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.

 

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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