Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Is Hillary Clinton Dying?

Her face full of anguish, this is the moment Chelsea Clinton left New York Presbyterian Hospital yesterday after visiting her mother Hillary, who has a blood clot between her brain and skull.

Chelsea was the first of the Clinton clan to be by her mother's bedside after she was admitted on Sunday.
As soon as word of her condition spread, a frenzy of media gathered outside the hospital and captured Chelsea's worried face as she left.
Former President Bill Clinton later arrived at the hospital to visit his wife, the concern also etched on his face as he was spotted driving away after a brief stay.
The Secretary of State is expected to spend the next few days being treated for the clot which doctors discovered during a routine checkup after Hillary fell and hit her head two weeks ago.

In a statement yesterday, doctors assured it was not a life-threatening condition and assured she had suffered no brain damage or stroke.
'In all other aspects of her recovery, the Secretary is making excellent progress and we are confident she will make a full recovery. She is in good spirits, engaging with her doctors, her family, and her staff,' Drs Lisa Bardack and Gigi El-Bayoumi said in a statement.
A clot occurs when a blockage builds up, either from partial thrombus (coagulated blood) or an outside compression. When the vein becomes blocked, the coagulated blood may extend to veins draining the area, which could lead to a lack of oxygen and tissue death.
For Clinton, 'the particular vein they're talking about, there are enough other areas for the blood to travel through so it doesn't build up in the brain,' Dr Sanjay Gupta told CNN.
The condition can be treated with blood thinners administered over several months until the clot breaks down.

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