Bill Clinton hospitalized over infection that spread to his bloodstream
Former US President Bill Clinton has been admitted to the intensive care unit at the University of California Irvine Medical Center with a urinary tract infection that has spread to his bloodstream.
On Thursday, October 14, Clinton’s physicians told CNN that he was in the ICU for privacy and safety, not because he needed special care. According to both his physicians and his team, he is in high spirits, chatting to family and staff, and has been up and walking.
Dr. Alpesh Amin, chair of medicine at UC Irvine Medical Center, and Dr. Lisa Bardack, Clinton’s personal main physician, issued a joint statement on Thursday evening.
Urologic infections are fairly frequent in older individuals, according to the former President’s doctors, and they are easily treated, but they can swiftly spread to the bloodstream. Clinton will be administered antibiotics intravenously until Friday, October 15, when he will most likely be moved to oral medications. His vital signs are all steady, according to the medics.
Clinton’s health has been a concern in the years since he departed the White House in 2001. After suffering from chest problems and shortness of breath for a long time, he underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2004. In 2005, he went to the hospital for surgery on a partially collapsed lung, and in 2010, he had a pair of coronary stents placed.