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(Article on Bill Clinton's hospitalization updated with whereabouts of family)



) -- Bill Clinton was admitted into a Manhattan hospital Thursday afternoon for chest pains, Douglas Band, counselor to Clinton said in a statement.

The 63-year old Clinton was admitted to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital after complaining of chest pains earlier in the day.

Clinton received two stents in one of his coronary arteries, following a visit to his cardiologist. Various media reports cite this as a routine medical procedure.

Band noted that Clinton is doing fine, on the heels of the procedure.

"President Clinton is in good spirits, and will continue to focus on the work of his foundation and Haiti's relief and long-term recovery efforts," he said.

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CNN reported that Clinton remained at the hospital Thursday evening. CNN also reported that Clinton's wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, had departed from the White House after a meeting and left for New York. The news outlet also said that their daughter Chelsea Clinton was with her father.

Clinton has had a history of heart problems. In 2004, he underwent a quadruple coronary artery bypass. Just a few months later, he underwent a second operation due to complications.

-- Reported by Andrea Tse in New York

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