BREAKING– U.S. SOS Hillary Clinton, Hugo Chavez Suddenly Relapse UPDATE: Not Hillary’s First Blood Clot

Fox News via AP:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been admitted to a hospital in New York with blood clot stemming from a concussion she sustained several weeks ago.

Assistant Deputy Secretary of State Philippe Reines said in a statement that during a follow-up exam, Clinton’s doctors discovered a blood clot had formed. She is being treated with anti-coagulants and is at New York-Presbyterian Hospital so that they can monitor the medication over the next 48 hours.

Doctors will continue to monitor Clinton’s condition to determine if further action is necessary.

Nearly simultaneously, this story appeared.

Venezuela VP: Chavez suffers ‘new complications’

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Hugo Chavez has suffered “new complications” following his cancer surgery in Cuba, his vice president said Sunday, describing the Venezuelan leader’s condition as delicate.

Vice President Nicolas Maduro spoke with a solemn expression in a televised address from Havana, saying he had spoken with Chavez and that the president sent greetings to his homeland. He did not give details about the complications, which he said came amid a respiratory infection.

“Several minutes ago we were with President Chavez. We greeted each other and he himself referred to these complications,” Maduro said, reading from a prepared statement. Maduro was seated alongside Chavez’s eldest daughter, Rosa, and son-in-law Jorge Arreaza, as well as Attorney General Cilia Flores.

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What in the world is going on here?


This isn’t Hillary’s first blood clot.

….Clinton recalled a potentially fatal scare in 1998.

It came while she was campaigning on behalf of Chuck Schumer’s New York Senate bid and a swollen right foot caused her terrible pain. She thought she just needed to slow down from constant flying.

A White House doctor told her to rush to Bethesda Naval Hospital, where doctors diagnosed a large blood clot behind her right knee.

“That was scary because you have to treat it immediately – you don’t want to take the risk that it will break lose and travel to your brain, or your heart or your lungs. That was the most significant health scare I’ve ever had.”

Clinton said she no longer takes blood thinners and otherwise has enjoyed good health while zig-zagging across the country for the past nine months, keeping a schedule that exhausts aides half her age.

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(Hat tip Garance Franke-Ruta)

-Becca Lower

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