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Bill Clinton set for discharge after heart op

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Bill Clinton set for discharge after heart op


Former US President Bill Clinton is recovering well following surgery to open a blocked artery in his heart after he complained of chest discomfort.
The 63-year-old underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery in 2004 to free up four blocked vessels.
Medics say the operation was to reopen one of the arteries that was part of the original procedure.
His wife Hillary and daughter Chelsea visited him at the New York Presbyterian Medical Centre. 
He is expected to leave hospital later today.
Cardiologist Allan Schwartz says the patient is doing fine:
“The procedure went very smoothly, President Clinton has since been up and is walking round. He is in good spirits.”
Bill Clinton has been hard at work recently as UN special envoy to Haiti coordinating relief efforts alongside his former political foe ex-President George W Bush.

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