Hillary Clinton Discharged from Hospital Following the Discovery of a Blood Clot in Her Head
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been discharged from a New York hospital after having undergone treatment on a blood clot that was discovered between her skull and brain.
According to Clinton's medical team, she is making good progress. The State Department said that they are confident that she will make a full recovery, and added that she was "eager to get back to the office."
Clinton, 65, was spotted earlier today leaving New York-Presbyterian Hospital along with her husband, Bill, and daughter, Chelsea. At the time the State Dept. had said that she had not been discharged and was just traveling to another hospital building on the campus for further testing.
Clinton is due to step down from her post prior to the official start of President Barack's second term in office in January.
The former first lady was taken to the hospital on Sunday when the clot was discovered. Earlier in the month, she had suffered a concussion after falling at home and it is believed that the clot was a result of this accident. According to her aides, she fainted after becoming dehydrated while battling a stomach ailment.
Clinton is being treated with blood thinners to dissolve the clot. She has been working from her bed during her stay at the hospital, reviewing paperwork and speaking with staff.