Hillary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot
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WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was hospitalized Sunday in New York City after doctors monitoring her recovery from a concussion discovered a blood clot, according to a statement from her office.
The statement said that "in the course of a follow-up exam, 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 New York-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."
Clinton aide Philippe Reines, who issued the statement, declined to provide further details.
Mr. Reines said Thursday that Ms. Clinton's recuperation was continuing and that she was expected to resume her office schedule this week.
The State Department first disclosed Ms. Clinton's concussion Dec. 15, saying she had fallen at her home. The department said the fall resulted from dehydration caused by a stomach virus. Aides and doctors said that Ms. Clinton's concussion was diagnosed Dec. 13 and that she has not been seen in public since.
Ms. Clinton canceled an overseas trip and scheduled testimony before Congress about the Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. She also did not appear at the White House on Dec. 21, when President Barack Obama introduced Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as his nominee to succeed Ms. Clinton, 65.
Republicans have said they are likely to hold up Mr. Kerry's nomination hearing until Ms. Clinton testifies about the Benghazi attack, but the impact of this new disclosure was unclear.
Ms. Clinton said last summer that she would not serve a second term if Mr. Obama was re-elected.
First Published December 31, 2012 12:00 am