Bill Clinton released from hospital after recovering from infection

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Bill Clinton was discharged Sunday morning from a hospital in Southern California, where he was treated for an infection.

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The former president was discharged from the University of California Irvine Medical Center around 8 a.m.

Officials said Mr Clinton, aged 75, was admitted to the Southeastern Hospital in Los Angeles on Tuesday for an unrelated diagnosis of Covid-19.

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Angel Ureena, the spokesman for the 42nd president, said on Saturday that he would be hospitalized for another night so that he could be given more antibiotics.

All of his health indicators were “moving in the right direction,” Ureena said.

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An aide to the former president said Mr Clinton had a urinary infection that had spread to his bloodstream.

Dr. Alpesh Amin, chair of the Department of Medicine at UC Irvine Health and executive director of Hospital Medicine, oversaw the team of doctors treating President Clinton.

“President Clinton was discharged from UC Irvine Medical Center today,” Dr. Amin said. “His fever and white blood cell count have returned to normal and he will return to New York to complete a course of antibiotics.”

“On behalf of everyone at UC Irvine Medical Center, we were honored to have treated her and we will continue to monitor her progress.”

Mr Clinton was seen leaving the hospital with his wife, former First Lady and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

He thanked the staff as he made his way out of the facility to the waiting car.

The former president was admitted to the intensive care unit of the hospital after he complained of fatigue. He was diagnosed with sepsis, a blood infection, and was placed in the ICU for privacy and security reasons, not because of any degree of severity of the illness.

Hillary Clinton, pictured outside Irvine Medical Center on Sunday morning

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Hillary Clinton, pictured outside Irvine Medical Center on Sunday morning

Sepsis is an infection that spreads into the bloodstream, in Mr. Clinton’s case it is believed that the origin is a urinary tract infection.

“He was admitted to the hospital under close observation and given IV antibiotics and fluids,” his doctors said in a joint statement.

Doctors denied any connection to his history of heart and pulmonary conditions.

Clinton had quadruple bypass heart surgery in 2004, and in 2010 two stents were inserted into the artery following chest pain and shortness of breath.

Between these years, in 2005, Mr. Clinton had to undergo lung surgery for a partially collapsed lung.

Credit: www.independent.co.uk / Bill Clinton

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