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Former US 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 that has spread to your 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 returned to normal and he will return to New York to finish his antibiotic treatment, “Amin explained in a statement quoted on Twitter by the ex-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 08:00 local time (15:00 GMT), the Los Angeles Times reported.
The former president planned to fly to New York accompanied by his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and their daughter, Chelsea, to finish recovering at his home in the New York town of Chappaqua, a family advisor told the rotary.
Clinton was admitted to the Californian medical center last Tuesday due to a urinary tract infection. which led to a blood infection known as sepsis, his doctors reported to 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 remained in the intensive care unit for “security and privacy” reasons, according to his medical team, which assured 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 morning.
US President 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-lived president in the history of the United States.