Clinton Leaves Hospital After Blood Clot Treatment

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday

By Sam Schulz and Emily Feldman
|  Thursday, Jan 3, 2013  |  Updated 9:32 AM EDT
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Clinton Leaves Hospital After Blood Clot Treatment

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, center, is transported on the New York Presbyterian Hospital complex Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in New York. a follow-up exam stemming from a concussion she suffered in early December.

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has left the New York hospital where she was being treated for a blood clot in her head.

Clinton was discharged from New York Presbyterian Hospital on Wednesday evening, according to a statement from Philippe Reines, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State.

"Her medical team advised her that she is making good progress on all fronts, and they are confident she will make a full recovery," Reines wrote. "She's eager to get back to the office, and we will keep you updated on her schedule as it becomes clearer in the coming days."

Her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, tweeted her gratitude to the nurses and staff at the hospital "for taking great care of my Mom."

Earlier in the afternoon, the State Department said, she was speaking with her staff and reviewed paperwork while she continued her recovery.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says Clinton has been "quite active" on the phone Wednesday with State Department aides. She says doctors will continue to monitor her progress.

Clinton was admitted to the hospital Sunday and is being treated with blood thinners to dissolve a clot in the vein behind the right ear. Doctors found the clot during a follow-up exam stemming from a concussion she suffered in early December.

Clinton's doctors say there was no neurological damage and that she did not suffer a stroke.

In a statement released Monday, her doctors indicated she was being treated with blood thinners and that she would be discharged once the proper dose to dissolve the clot had been established.

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