- Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized for infection but ‘on the mend’.
- Clinton had quadruple bypass heart surgery in 2004 and had two stents inserted to open one artery in 2010.
Ekohotblog reports that former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized to the University of California Irvine Medical Center’s critical care unit on Thursday for a urinary tract infection that had spread to his bloodstream, according to his physicians.
“He was admitted to the ICU for close monitoring and administered IV antibiotics and fluids. He remains at the hospital for continuous monitoring,” according to a joint statement Thursday evening from Dr. Alpesh Amin, chair of medicine at UC Irvine Medical Center, and Dr. Lisa Bardack, Clinton’s personal primary physician.
They said that Clinton was in the ICU for privacy and safety, not because he needs intensive care.
According to both his physicians and his team, Clinton is in excellent spirits, chatting to family and staff, and has been up and walking.
“After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is trending down and he is responding to antibiotics well,” the doctors said. “We hope to have him go home soon.”
Clinton, who was in California for a private event for his foundation, felt tired on Tuesday and was brought to the hospital following tests, according to his office.
Urologic infections, according to the former President’s physicians, are quite frequent in elderly individuals and are readily treated, despite the fact that they can swiftly spread to the bloodstream. Clinton will get intravenous antibiotics until Friday, when he will most likely be given oral medicines. His vital signs are all steady, according to the physicians.
Clinton, 75, underwent quadruple bypass heart surgery in 2004 and had two stents placed in 2010 to open one artery. His physicians, however, underlined that his stay is not due to a cardiac condition or Covid-19.
According to Clinton spokesperson Angel Urena, the former President is “on the mend” and “in excellent spirits.”
“On Tuesday evening, President Clinton was admitted to UCI Medical Center to receive treatment for a non-Covid-related infection. He is on the mend, in good spirits, and is incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff providing him with excellent care,” Urena said.
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