Former American President Bill Clinton (1993-2001) was discharged from hospital this Sunday after almost five days admitted to an intensive care unit in California, due to a urinary tract infection It spread into his bloodstream.
This was announced by the director of the medical team that treated Clinton, Alpesh Amin, who chairs the Department of Medicine at the University of California Medical Center, in the town of Irvine.
“Former President Clinton was discharged today. His fever and white blood cell level have normalized and he will return to New York to finish his antibiotic treatment,” Amin explained in a statement quoted on Twitter by the former president’s spokesman, Ángel Ureña.
“On behalf of everyone at UC Irvine Medical Center, it has been an honor to have treated him and we will continue to monitor his progress,” Amin concluded.
Clinton, 75, left the Californian hospital shortly after 8:00 local time (15.00 GMT), reported the Los Angeles Times.
Clinton planned to fly to New York accompanied by his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and their daughter, Chelsea, to finish recovering at their home in the New York town of Chappaqua, a family adviser told the newspaper. .
Why was Bil Clinton hospitalized?
Clinton was admitted to the Californian medical center last Tuesday due to a urinary tract infection that led to a blood infection known as sepsis, his doctors told various media.
The spokesman for the former president did not confirm the news of his hospital admission until Thursday night, a fact that set off alarms about his health, since Clinton has suffered several heart problems in the past.
In 2004 he underwent a quadruple bypass and in 2010 another cardiovascular surgery, but doctors explained to CNN that the current admission had nothing to do with any heart problem.
Clinton stayed in the intensive care unit for “security and privacy” reasons, according to his medical team, which said on Friday that the former president was “responding well to antibiotics” and fluids that were administered “intravenously.”
The former president was admitted to California because he had traveled there to participate in a private event with his wife, but upon reaching that state, he began to feel nauseous and dizzy, so he went to the hospital.
Hillary Clinton, for her part, attended the aforementioned private event on behalf of the couple and later went to the hospital early Friday.
The president of United States, Joe Biden, also phoned Clinton on Friday and wished him a “speedy recovery,” the White House reported.
Clinton is one of four former US presidents still alive, along with Donald Trump (2017-2021), Barack Obama (2009-2017), George W. Bush (2001-2009) and Jimmy Carter (1977-1981).
The latter is, at 97 years old, the longest-serving president in the history of the United States.
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