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Hillary Clinton remains hospitalized with blood clot, doctors are confident in her recovery

Posted at: 12/31/2012 9:21 AM
Updated at: 01/01/2013 2:43 AM
By: Associated Press

In an update late Monday night, AP sources say Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will remain hospitalized until at least Wednesday, but her doctors are confident she will recover.

Doctors treating Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for a blood clot say the clot formed in her head, but they stress that they are confident she will make a full recovery.
 
In an update on Clinton's condition, her doctors say the blood clot did not result in a stroke, or neurological damage. The clot is located in the vein in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear.
 
Clinton's doctors say that to help dissolve the clot, they are treating her with blood thinners. They say she will be released once the medication dose has been established.
 
In their update, the doctors say the 65-year-old secretary of state is making excellent progress and is in good spirits.

Doctors say she was admitted after developing a blood clot, which stemmed from a concussion she suffered earlier this month when she fainted, fell and hit her head.

Initially, neither the State Department nor New York Presbyterian Hospital would say where the blood clot is located, but doctors had said that Clinton was making excellent progress.