Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Former US President Bill Clinton is recovering from sepsis in hospital

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The former US president, who led the country as a Democrat between 1992 and 2000, was hospitalized in California with a blood infection believed to be sepsis

According to US media reports, the former US President Bill Clinton has been hospitalized with a suspected sepsis.

His spokesman, Angel Urena, said he was “on the mend” and “in a good mood”.

He added, “He is incredibly grateful to the doctors, nurses, and staff who take excellent care of him.”

The 75-year-old, who ran the country between 1992 and 2000, was admitted to the University of California medical center at Irvine on Tuesday after experiencing a range of symptoms.

He is treated with intravenous antibiotics under constant supervision in the intensive care unit.

A statement by his doctors on Thursday evening found that his white blood cell count is “trending down” – which would suggest he is successfully fighting the infection – and that he is “responding well to antibiotics”.

The doctors added, “We hope he will go home soon.”

On CNN, medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta: “I have spoken to members of his staff and his doctors.”

“What you’re thinking now is a blood infection sometimes known as sepsis. Doctors said he had an episode.”

Dr. Gupta also said he may be leaving the hospital tomorrow and will be held in intensive care for privacy reasons.

Mr. Clinton previously had problems with his heart, but this latest medical problem is not believed to be related.

In 2004, he received quadruple bypass surgery on his arteries after completing a stressful 8-year tenure with heart problems.

Then in 2010 he returned to the hospital to have two stents inserted to open an artery after the bypass wore out.

The 42nd President committed himself to an almost completely vegan diet that same year. He said a weekly salmon dish was the only meat he ate on a regular basis.

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