UC Irvine Medical Center admitted Former President of the United States Bill Clinton for an infection. The statement from his physicians specifically ruled out COVID-19 as the source. He is currently in stable condition, however, and is reportedly on the mend.
Doctors Alpesh Almin and Lisa Bardack from the Orange, California hospital released a statement saying they have been administering treatment for the past two days. President Clinton’s spokesman, Angel Ureña, issued his own statement Thursday night.
“On Tuesday evening, President Clinton was admitted to UCI Medical Center to receive treatment for a non-Covid-related infection. He is on the mend, in good spirits, and is incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff providing him with excellent care,” the statement reads.
However, despite his apparent recovery, the California medical staff is keeping Clinton at the hospital for further evaluation.
Bill Clinton’s doctors and staff tell @drsanjaygupta they believe he has a blood infection – known as sepsis – and that he will stay in hospital for at least another day. He’s responding well to antibiotics.— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 15, 2021
“After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is trending down, and he is responding to antibiotics well. The California-based medical team has been in constant communication with the President’s New York-based medical team, including his cardiologist. We hope to have him go home soon,” the joint statement read.
The New York Times states that the infection was urological and developed into sepsis, prompting the hospital admission. The sepsis likely caused a blood infection requiring antibiotics.
The medical staff placed the 75-year old former President of the United States in the intensive care unit, per Reuters. But they only did that for the sake of privacy. He didn’t require ICU-level treatment and didn’t use a breathing machine.
Bill Clinton’s Hospital Admission is Reportedly Unrelated to Heart Condition
Over the years, former President Bill Clinton has had multiple procedures for his heart. In 2004, he had a quadruple heart bypass to clear out four arteries. In 2010, though, they operated again and introduced two stents for another blocked artery.
It’s relieving to learn that the current hospitalization doesn’t stem from his history of heart issues. Bill Clinton was diagnosed with heart disease not long after leaving the White House. By 2004, the symptoms were impossible to ignore.
But reports confirm that his current ailment is unrelated to his heart history. The New York Times added that Bill Clinton also has a history of cysts and skin cancers. However, according to the medical staff, Clinton has been walking around and talking during his stay at the UCI Medical Center, which is promising news indeed.
We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.