As first reported by ABC News, former President Bill Clinton has been taken to the hospital in New York after suffering chest pain. Clinton is at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, the same venue where surgeons performed a quadruple bypass operation on him in 2004. Sources say that Clinton was working at his Harlem office and began to experience chest pain. His Secret Service detail rushed him up about 30 blocks to the hospital, which is in Northern Manhattan. UPDATE: here is an official statement from Clinton's counselor, Doug Band:
"Today President Bill Clinton was admitted to the Columbia Campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital after feeling discomfort in his chest. Following a visit to his cardiologist, he underwent a procedure to place two stents in one of his coronary arteries. President Clinton is in good spirits, and will continue to focus on the work of his Foundation and Haiti's relief and long-term recovery efforts. In 2004, President Clinton underwent a successful quadruple bypass operation to free four blocked arteries."
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