Update: Tuesday, Jan. 1, 11:20 a.m. EST: Doctors are confident that Hillary Clinton will make a full recovery. She was treated with blood thinners on Monday at a New York hospital to help dissolve a blood clot in her head, CNN reports.
Clinton was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday due to the clot that was discovered during a follow-up exam related to a concussion she suffered this month, her spokesman, Philippe Reines, said.
The clot was located in the vein between the brain and and the skull behind Clinton’s right ear and did not result in any stroke or neurological damage, her doctors said in a statement.
Clinton was treated with blood thinners to help dissolve the clot and would be released once the medication dose had been established, they said.
Secretary Clinton’s recent health problems have sent her back to the hospital on Sunday, reports the Washington Post:
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was hospitalized in New York on Sunday after doctors monitoring her recovery from a concussion discovered a blood clot, according to a statement from her office.
The statement said that “in the course of a follow-up exam, Secretary Clinton’s doctors discovered a blood clot had formed, stemming from the concussion she sustained several weeks ago. She is being treated with anti-coagulants and is at New York-Presbyterian hospital so that they can monitor the medication over the next 48 hours.
“Her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion. They will determine if any further action is required.”
Dehydration from a stomach virus caused Clinton to fall in her home, the State Department revealed on Dec. 15. The concussion was a result of that fall.