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NEW YORK: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left a New York hospital late on Wednesday after three days of treatment and is expected to make a full recovery from a rare blood clot in her head.
“Secretary Clinton was discharged from the hospital this evening,” a top aide, Deputy Assistant Secretary Philippe Reines, said in a statement, after the 65-year-old diplomat was forced to spend New Year’s Eve in a hospital bed.
“Her medical team advised her that she is making good progress on all fronts, and they are confident she will make a full recovery,” he said, adding that Clinton was “eager to get back to
Earlier, the top US diplomat, bundled up against the cold in a thick winter coat and wearing dark glasses, appeared in public for the first time in almost a month, when she came out of a building at the New York Presbyterian Hospital.
It was the first time Clinton had been seen since catching a stomach virus on returning from a trip to Europe on December 7, which triggered a series of health scares, forcing doctors to order her to rest.
Accompanied by her smiling husband, former president Bill Clinton, as well as her daughter Chelsea and several aides, Clinton walked to a waiting black van at the hospital, according to images broadcast by CNN.