(NEW YORK) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was hospitalized Sunday after a follow-up exam regarding the concussion she sustained several weeks ago revealed the presence of a blood clot.
Clinton is being treated with anti-coagulants at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Doctors will monitor the medication’s effects over the next 48 hours and will continue to assess Clinton’s condition to determine if any further action is required.
Clinton suffered a concussion earlier this month after she hit her head when she fainted at home, an incident an aide blamed on dehydration from a stomach virus. No ambulance was called at the time and Clinton was not hospitalized, according to a state department official.
The stomach virus had caused Clinton to cancel a planned trip to North Africa and the United Arab Emirates — and also, as her critics were quick to stress — her scheduled testimony before Congress about the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
According to a U.S. official, the secretary had two teams of doctors, including specialists, examine her. They also ran tests to rule out more serious ailments beyond the virus and the concussion. During the course of the week after her concussion, Clinton was on an IV drip and being monitored by a nurse, while also recovering from the pain caused by the fall.
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