Heart Matters

Clinton's Recovery

Former President Bill Clinton, who was admitted to a New York hospital Thursday after experiencing chest pains, is in "excellent" condition with "no evidence of heart attack or damage to his heart," according to his doctor. Both daughter Chelsea and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were with the recovering Clinton, who had two stents inserted into a blocked artery—one grafted during a quadruple bypass surgery in 2004—to restore blood flow. Clinton has been a busy man lately, having traveled to Haiti twice since the earthquake on January 12 and to Switzerland for the World Economic Forum, also in January. Friends and analysts attribute Clinton's current condition to his long hours and rigorous work schedule. President Obama called the former president to "wish him a speedy recovery."