Breaking News: Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, has been admitted to the hospital for treatment for a blood clot.
The blood clot is said to be as a result of the concussion she recently suffered after fainting. She is being treated at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and is expected to be there under observation for two days.
According to the State Department, doctors there will monitor her condition to see “if any further action is required.”
More details about Clinton’s condition will be forthcoming.
According to AP, “Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines says her doctors discovered the clot during a follow-up exam Sunday. Reines says Clinton is being treated with anti-coagulants” and that “doctors will continue to assess Clinton’s condition, ‘including other issues associated with her concussion.’ ”
Clinton was scheduled to return to work at the State Department after the holiday.
ABC News has further information on Secy. Clinton’s original illness which caused a cancellation of her planned Congressional testimony about the Benghazi, Libya, attack:
“Clinton originally fell ill from a stomach virus following a whirlwind trip to Europe at the beginning of the month, which caused such severe dehydration that she fainted and fell at home, suffering a concussion. No ambulance was called and she was not hospitalized, according to a state department official …
“According to a U.S. official, the secretary had two teams of doctors, including specialists, examine her after the fall. They also ran tests to rule out more serious ailments beyond the virus and the concussion. During the course of the week after her concussion, Clinton was on an IV drip and being monitored by a nurse, while also recovering from the pain caused by the fall.”