Posted on January 4, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was released Wednesday night from the hospital where she was being treated for a blood clot between her brain and her skull, and she supposedly is “eager” to return to work. I don’t know if that’s a wise idea.

The former First Lady was recovering from a concussion that she sustained while sick with the flu last month when the blot clot was discovered. She was immediately hospitalized Sunday at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where doctors treated her with blood thinners to try to dissolve the potentially lethal blood clot.

Philippe Reines, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, put out an update about Clinton on Wednesday.

“Hillary Clinton was discharged from the hospital this evening,” Reines said in the statement. “Her medical team advised her that she is making good progress on all fronts, and they are confident she will make a full recovery.”

He continued, “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. Both she and her family would like to express their appreciation for the excellent care she received from the doctors, nurses, and staff at New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center.”

I suggest Clinton not rush back to work, in light of her concussion and the newly discovered blood clot. According to The New York Times, no one is sure why Clinton developed the blood clot in a major vein behind her right ear.

Since she had developed blood clots in the past,  it’s possible that Clinton may have to stay on blood thinners indefinitely, or even for the rest of her life, The Times reported.



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Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.
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