Clinton has blood clot close to brain, say doctors
NEW YORK - Agence France-PresseTop U.S. diplomat Hillary Clinton was in a New York hospital yesterday because of a potentially dangerous blood clot near her brain, but doctors said she should make a full recovery.
Clinton, still in hospital early on New Year’s Day, was admitted to the New York Presbyterian Hospital Dec. 30 following the discovery, and is being treated with blood thinners to dissolve the clot.
Doctors said she will be released once the medication dose has been established. A routine scan revealed “that a right transverse sinus venous thrombosis had formed,” doctors Lisa Bardack, of Mount Kisco Medical Group and Gigi El-Bayoumi, of George Washington University, said.
They described it as “a clot in the vein that is situated in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear.” But they were also quick to offer reassurances saying in their statement that “it did not result in a stroke, or neurological damage.” They added: “In all other aspects of her recovery, the secretary is making excellent progress and we are confident she will make a full recovery. She is in good spirits, engaging with her doctors, her family, and her staff.”