Source Pravda.Ru

After Heart Operation Bill Clinton Back to Work

Ex-president Bill Clinton is keen to get back to work on the Haiti relief effort after undergoing a heart procedure at a Manhattan hospital.

He said he was doing "very well" after the procedure at New York Presbyterian Hospital, in which doctors inserted two stents to clear a clogged artery.

The former president, 63, had quadruple bypass surgery at the same hospital more than five years ago. He was re-admitted on Thursday after complaining of discomfort in his chest, BBC News reports.

"He looked good," said a worker at the Starbucks in Chappaqua, where the 42nd President was resting at home with wife Hillary and daughter Chelsea.

"Someone asked him how he was feeling, and he said, 'I feel great!'" the worker said after serving Clinton a venti decaf coffee. "He had this this big smile on his face," New York Daily News informs.

Dr. Robert Michler, the surgeon-in-chief at New York's Montefiore-Einstein Heart Center, explained to "Early Show" co-anchor Harry Smith on Friday that heart disease is a progressive illness, and "as a result, it can come back."

Dr. Michler said there is always a chance that the stent, which acts to prop open a clogged artery, will collapse. He told Smith there is between a 10 and 30 percent chance that stent will fail within one year, CBS News reports.

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