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Bill Clinton Released From Hospital

Former president Bill Clinton has reportedly been released from the hospital after undergoing a heart stent procedure.
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(Article on Bill Clinton's hospitalization updated with news about the release of the former president)

NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Former president Bill Clinton has reportedly been released from the hospital after undergoing a heart stent procedure.

Clinton on Thursday was

admitted to the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital

in New York after complaining of chest pains.

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.

The procedure was a routine one, according to media reports. And a Clinton spokesman 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," Douglas Band, counselor to Clinton, said in a statement.

On Thursday, CNN 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.

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Clinton is now reportedly on his way home Friday.

-- Reported by Andrea Tse in New York

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