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Bill Clinton hospitalized for infection, says Aide

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Former President Bill Clinton has been hospitalized with a “non-covid-related infection,” a spokesman said Thursday.

The spokesperson, Angel Ureña, did not specify this in a statement on Twitter what kind of infection Mr. Clinton, 75, had. He said the former president was admitted to the UCI Medical Center in Orange, California, on Tuesday night.

“He is on the mend, in a good mood and incredibly grateful to the doctors, nurses and staff for providing him with excellent care,” said Mr. Urena.

An aide said Mr. Clinton had a urological infection that had progressed to sepsis, although it was not considered acute.

Clinton’s doctors, Dr. Alpesh Amin and Dr. Lisa Bardack, said in: a statement that the former president had been hospitalized for “close monitoring” and had been given IV antibiotics and fluids. They said that after two days of treatment, his white blood cell count was falling and he was “responding well to antibiotics.” They added that Clinton’s medical team in California had been in touch with his doctors in New York, including his cardiologist.

“He remains in the hospital for continuous monitoring,” says Drs. said Amin and Bardack. “We hope he can go home soon.”

In 2010, Mr. Clinton was taken to a New York hospital after experiencing chest pain and undergoing a heart procedure. Doctors inserted two stents into his own coronary artery after one of surgery’s bypass grafts was obstructed five years ago.

In 2004, Mr. Clinton, who has a family history of heart disease, underwent quadruple coronary artery bypass surgery at a New York hospital. The four-hour open-heart procedure came three days after tests for chest pain and shortness of breath revealed he had life-threatening heart disease.

Mr. Clinton also has a history of skin cancer, cysts, allergies and some hearing problems. Medical tests towards the end of his presidency in January 2001 showed elevated levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, but none other than the medical problems often associated with aging.

Jesus Jiménez contributed coverage.

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