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Bill Clinton back at work after heart scare

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Bill Clinton back at work after heart scare


Former US President Bill Clinton is back at his desk working on the Haiti relief programme two days after a successful heart procedure to open a blocked artery.

The 63-year-old left the New York City hospital on Friday to return to his family home in the suburb of Chappaqua.

Clinton underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery in 2004 to free up four clogged blood vessels.

The surgeon who carrried out the operation said there was no indication of any damage to his heart.

Speaking to reporters Bill Clinton appeared in good spirits: “For me, everyday is a gift and I think that life wants to be lived and I love this work I do. I believe it’s important and it gives me a great deal of pleasure. It’s totally selfish. I just have to be more careful, careful about what I eat and careful about taking my medicine. I have to work harder to carve out days for exercise when I’m busy and I’ve got to sleep a little more and I’m doing that.”

Bill Clinton is UN special envoy for Haiti coordinating aid efforts for the quake hit country.

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