President Clinton Released From Hospital

October 18, 2021
President Clinton Released From Hospital

His fever and white blood cell count are normalized and he will return home to New York to finish his course of antibiotics.

Dr. Alpesh N. Amin, University of California Irvine Medical Center, on former President Bill Clinton’s release from the hospital.
  • Last Tuesday, 75-year-old former president Bill Clinton was admitted to a California hospital because of a "non-COVID-related infection," his spokesman said in a statement.
  • President Clinton was released from the hospital on Sunday after being treated for sepsis – an "extreme," life-threatening reaction to an infection that goes unchecked (CDC).
  • On Friday, President Joe Biden said he called President Clinton. Of their conversation, President Biden said: "I wanted to see how he was doing. He's doing fine. He really is. He's not in any serious condition."

Big Picture: Since leaving the White House in 2001, President Clinton has faced several health obstacles. The Associated Press reports: "In 2004, he underwent quadruple bypass surgery after experiencing prolonged chest pains and shortness of breath. He returned to the hospital for surgery for a partially collapsed lung in 2005, and in 2010 he had a pair of stents implanted in a coronary artery. He responded by embracing a largely vegan diet that saw him lose weight and report improved health." As President Clinton recovers at home in New York, his hospital visit underscores the significant risk of sepsis.

Bill Clinton Is Released From Hospital (New York Times)

Former President Bill Clinton released from the hospital (NPR)

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