Hillary Clinton leaves hospital after being treated for blood clot

By Daniel S Levine,

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left the hospital Wednesday evening after being treated for a blood clot, which was found during a routine check up after she suffered a concussion.

Clinton had been at the New York Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday. The State Department confirmed that she was released on Wednesday and will head back to work.

“Her medical team advised her that she is making good progress on all fronts, and they are confident she will make a full recovery,” aide Philippe Reines said in a statement, reports The Washington Post. “She’s eager to get back to the office, and we will keep you updated on her schedule as it becomes clearer in the coming days.”

Her release follows a series of health issues for the former senator and First Lady. According to The New York Times, she had been diagnosed with a concussion on Dec. 13 after she fell and struck her head. The State Department said that she fainted due to dehydration brought on by a stomach virus.

Her health issues meant that she could not travel during her final weeks as Secretary of State and that she could not testify before Congress on the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya. She was also not at the White house when President Obama announced that he was nominating Massachusetts Senator John Kerry as her successor. A State Department official told the Post that Clinton will still testify on Benghazi.

Clinton was photographed leaving the hospital with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton by her side. Chelsea tweeted the good news, writing, “Grateful my Mom discharged from the hospital & is heading home. Even more grateful her medical team confident she’ll make a full recovery.”

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