Hillary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot

hillary-clinton-hospitalized-blood-clot.jpgSecretary of State Hillary Clinton was hospitalized in New York Sunday (Dec. 30) after doctors discovered a blood clot stemming from the concussion she suffered several weeks ago.

According to State Department spokesman Philippe Reines, Clinton, 65, is being treated with anti-coagulants at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where she will be monitored over the next 48 hours.

"Her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion," he said. "They will determine if any further action is required."

Clinton suffered the concussion after fainting earlier this month. At the time, the State Department released the following statement from her physicians:

"Secretary Clinton developed a stomach virus, leading to extreme dehydration, and subsequently fainted. Over the course of this week we evaluated her and ultimately determined she had also sustained a concussion. We recommended that the Secretary continue to rest and avoid any strenuous activity, and strongly advised her to cancel all work events for the coming week. We will continue to monitor her progress as she makes a full recovery."

Clinton, 65, has maintained a grueling schedule during her tenure as Secretary of State, traveling almost 1 million miles and spending more than 400 days on the road. She announced that she is retiring from politics after she steps down as Secretary of State in early 2013.
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