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Yeah -- breaking news here we have a report let me make this clear we have a report that former President Bill Clinton has been hospitalized in New York City.
At the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital we have reporter on the way to confirm it -- will bring -- here as soon as we can -- as soon as we can confirm that again.
Former President Bill Clinton has been hospitalized it's a report that we've been receiving.
And we will confirm as as we can now we have doctor Steven garner.
On the phone these radiologists -- thank you for joining us -- you.
OK can you tell us speak do you do you have a history of of Clinton some of the procedures he's had.
Right we -- we had to buy -- there's -- -- surgery going in and taking their opinion from the -- And -- technical -- area thought you were doing plumbing get -- a -- in the middle you can buy it -- -- -- and and the blood flows normally in the hard you know recovers.
I've met government awhile ago that the fact that he had that -- didn't -- probably wouldn't be the big -- And that's just the aggression -- -- -- involving another part of -- and other special.
Instead of doing no open heart surgery here what they -- -- they placed a catheter through the growing into obeying the groin where -- are in the quarter go -- to applaud.
And they find the best so but there has been area most of those who don't know -- Eight the -- at some called angioplasty.
Actually go -- and global balloon and the vessels -- The prevented from -- -- they put on the Alex Stanton play the best spent.
Which then hold the -- open so that as Feingold on this would be less likely to close again.
-- -- -- -- -- let me ask you what do you know what will when he had that -- the output and.
He had the high desert -- -- you to -- -- -- all of maybe five years because -- years ago.
Okay now that -- that they put in there was some controversy.
If I were call.
Some stents had medication that there's some medicine that was delivered via stent.
We actually called drug drug eluding stent and that's what most people are using today because these big put out material that prevent these -- from clotting.
Could you can imagine that it's sitting there in the blood starts -- -- it's gonna block up against what this drug eluding stent does is it.
Puts out these anti clotting factors that prevent the blood from clotting and -- in the -- -- the works for a few weeks.
There are there at some time there were controversies about the accused but now it's pretty well accepted the -- way to go.
Now now do we know first -- how many how many orders were -- -- with these stents is it is single -- has double triple why do we know.
They couldn't single by it as they -- -- -- do wanted to but these are separate arteries that are involved.
Mean I don't record -- by -- so many.
Global climate but there was several.
Which then again I've looked leads you to believe that if there was several doesn't involve -- that this is probably a vessel that had been these band that has progressed.
I know he's changed his lifestyle -- are going to -- McDonald was much you're looking out but sometimes it's due to genetics.
Not much you can do about it and this is what's happening this though.
Probably experienced some chest pain went into the hospital -- -- an -- to grab.
And found an area of -- -- -- there's I don't think that -- political but audit but this is something that will prevent beat.
-- -- -- Right -- that -- IQ you mentioned he he goes to McDonald's less than he used to we notice he's slimmed down since he was president he 63 years will be spent a lot of time.
In Haiti is it possible all that stress of that age may be at least a contributing factor -- to to relapse are.
-- that -- is one of the main factors according to the blood clot that make the -- cord blood clot more.
So that stress on top of a vessel that's already compromised could do it knowing that that's probably what happened -- kept that.
Where it was bothering with it would only bothered me if you were under a lot of stress.
That if he were -- or not I'm distressed that he wouldn't feel any pain in my guess is you've been doing paying for the first several days and now we're going to have -- checked out.
Now would it would would his.
Time spent in Haiti have any pet having an effect on it is -- is there anything that he may have.
I don't know picked up while it was there.
In a permit from infectious.
-- responsible typical construction usually it's a GI -- -- -- -- -- -- up over there this is something that I believe would -- -- Waiting of course the problem -- and what we talk about aiding the stress of being there.
Could have hit that you know could've could've been destroyed the -- and that was symptoms which has spent.
Because of the -- could have been ought to -- squat if you don't put it under a lot of stress you may not have -- It's when you're stressed that the course of -- -- ought to have more blood necessary to get to their portable -- that you would be a problem.
And and what about the travel part of it and if you I assume if you're you're.
Making a lot of flights overseas -- going up -- going -- an airplane change in pressure will have an effect.
Bed -- -- also contribute the stress.
Com but let let let's say that wouldn't course somewhat normal arteries -- have this problem this is something that's added on to somebody who we know -- history of our dispute.
And you can undo you know -- stopping the go to mcdonalds now and -- you know losing weight not an undue the years of what we've done before you -- -- Well I think that this is what would -- -- Well you know I you know they say that the -- will regenerate -- -- actually kind of fix itself he quit smoking personal is that right.
-- once you have plaque buildup of -- about going away and that plaque that they have -- -- -- narrowing.
May continue to grow even if you do change of -- completely depending upon how.
-- there was if you had -- five years ago.
And you change you wise are you could still get it enlargement and upload an -- medication click the Staten couldn't take the trying to cholesterol down.
Not gonna undo -- -- Not now -- do we.
The we under the assumption that once you have a stent -- -- -- have to continue to be medicated I think it's got some of the blood -- -- cool but in it.
-- -- medication Plavix sort or a blog and a must either because that's the standard so we gonna be at risk the -- So that's something -- have to be followed frequently they're gonna be on blood in his which have complications and themselves.
The road and if you have of all individual -- you have to worry that you might have bleeding started -- for example.
But we have so many people on Plavix and getting this treatment.
Live normal lives and actually do very well.
Doctor would we have a report ABC reporting that Hillary Clinton was seen leaving of the capital but not necessarily in a rush.
Can we assume that may be a possible good sign.
President could sign that it didn't we go according to expectation that would be an angiogram showing a narrowing an angioplasty done -- -- then put them.
And again people do very well they're not put under anesthesia for the surgery to give you a little division they can all.
And -- on so frequently that it's becoming almost a routine.
Not not that's very -- making the call correctly I think former Vice President Dick Cheney had a had a similar you know symptoms that you described earlier.
Made it to a hospital.
But did he also had stents put in.
You know I dormant all right if he had an -- you grab an angioplasty than he has spent but it Soviet it would appear -- had open heart surgery program at all but he.
So that somebody would have an -- and -- -- it would that we have a stent put them.
So doctor -- and if he's had these stents -- -- you know bypass via stent.
And then he has a relapse is this is would that necessarily mean he's gonna have to have open heart surgery next.
Not because sometime clean out the stand and the and to clean that out at the camp and you broke apart as their work but hopefully into them and clean it out and and what would that entail.
But getting the same and you what you need to go through into the does so with a positive -- -- and then.
Actually rotor Rooter you know put something have been trying to -- over order about -- clean it out.
We'll get give us an idea the extent and you'll.
A full of full blown open heart surgery when he when he may face.
Both the article Obama open heart surgery that's being put them under I was injured -- -- the hard either eating or put on all lung machine and and that there are complications -- value.
You could -- open up which has which it has complications in itself which is very painful.
And people had experiences -- and the brain changes and so on being on from undergoing the -- with a hard on this on the part published in order.
It's that that is quite a substantial surgery again on the morbidity mortality is still -- -- -- in the one to 2% range.
So it's it's much more expensive recovery.
And it's a more painful procedure that if you -- -- -- stand and embed that.
Almost payments by procedure and it's gratifying surgery and that the people who get a feel better almost instantly they have more energy in the -- and -- -- -- towards.
Hopefully that he can have a problem with the -- All right that's doctor -- Steven -- think.
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