Bill Clinton Hospitalized in New York

February 11, 2010 By:
Bill Clinton Hospitalized in New York

Former President Bill Clinton has been hospitalized for a condition related to his heart.

Clinton was transported to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan to be treated late this afternoon.

His wife Hillary Clinton was reportedly seen leaving the Oval Office but was not "in a rush," reports Fox News.

ABC News' chief political correspondent George Stephanopoulos reported that sources said he was taken to the hospital "likely for a stent procedure."

Clinton had quadruple bypass surgery at the same hospital four and a half years ago.

UPDATED: Bill's spokesperson Douglas Band just released the following statement:

"Today President Bill Clinton was admitted to the Columbia Campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital after feeling discomfort in his chest," his spokesperson, Douglas Band, said in a statement.

"Following a visit to his cardiologist, he underwent a procedure to place two stents in one of his coronary arteries. President Clinton is in good spirits, and will continue to focus on the work of his Foundation and Haiti's relief and long-term recovery efforts."

A stent is a metal mesh tube that opens an artery to improve blood flow. He was originally scheduled to go to the hospital on Wednesday but postponed it until Thursday, according to MSNBC. Glad to hear he's doing well!