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Bill Clinton Rushed to Hospital in New York

Former President Bill Clinton reportedly has been hospitalized with chest pains in New York.

Clinton, 63, was transported to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan for a condition related to his heart.

"Today President Bill Clinton was admitted to the Columbia Campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital after feeling discomfort in his chest," said Douglas Band, counselor to the former president, in a written statement.

"Following a visit to his cardiologist, he underwent a procedure to place two stents in one of his coronary arteries. President Clinton is in good spirits, and will continue to focus on the work of his Foundation and Haiti's relief and long-term recovery efforts. In 2004, President Clinton underwent a successful quadruple bypass operation to free four blocked arteries."

The former president has been spending much of his time in recent weeks working on relief for Haiti following the devastating earthquake and just returned from a trip there several days ago. He serves as the United Nations special envoy to Haiti.

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