Doctors treating Secretary Clinton’s blood clot are using blood thinners and remain “confident she will make a full recovery”
Doctors treating Secretary Hillary Clinton at New York Presbyterian Hospital for a blood clot, issued a more complete statement today specifying that the blood clot discovered during a routine follow-up examination, stemming from the concussion she sustained on Dec. 15th is located “in the vein that is situated in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear”.
Doctors Lisa Bardack and Gigi El-Bayoumi indicated in the statement that 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.”
This is indeed good news. The doctors statement’ issued on the State Department follows in its entirety:
December 31, 2012
Statement by Dr. Lisa Bardack, Mt. Kisco Medical Group, and Dr. Gigi El-Bayoumi, George Washington University
In the course of a routine follow-up MRI on Sunday, the scan revealed that a right transverse sinus venous thrombosis had formed. This is a clot in the vein that is situated in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear. It did not result in a stroke, or neurological damage. To help dissolve this clot, her medical team began treating the Secretary with blood thinners. She will be released once the medication dose has been established. 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.
People are over the world are relieved to hear this good news about Secretary Clinton’s prognosis and wishes for a speedy recovery.
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