Hillary Clinton admitted to NYC hospital to treat blood clot

SUNDAY, DEC. 30, 2012, 5:52 P.M.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month.

Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines says her doctors discovered the clot during a follow-up exam Sunday. Reines says Clinton is being treated with anti-coagulants.

Clinton was admitted to New York-Presbyterian Hospital so doctors can monitor the medication over the next 48 hours.

Reines says doctors will continue to assess Clinton’s condition, “including other issues associated with her concussion.”

Aides said that Mrs. Clinton, 65, had become ill and dehydrated, causing her to suffer a concussion after she fainted and struck her head during the illness. Among the events she missed because of the injury was a Congressional hearing for the September attack on the United States Mission in Benghazi, Libya.

The fainting episode occurred after Clinton became dehydrated because of a stomach virus she contracted during a trip to Europe, according to statements from her physicians.

Secretary Clinton fainted when she was alone at her home in Washington but added that the concussion was not diagnosed immediately, according to statements from the doctors who treated her.

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