Bill Clinton was released from hospital merely a day after being admitted following discomfort in his chest. The former President underwent an emergency heart procedure, whereby two stents were inserted into one of his coronary arteries.
Stents are small metallic devices placed inside blood vessels around the heart in order to treat conditions that come as a result of arteries becoming blocked or narrowed, according to CNN.
The newsprovider filmed Clinton outside his home in New York on Friday, where the 63-year-old told reporters: “I have to keep working — that’s what my life is for … You know I was given a good mind, a strong body, a wonderful life and it would be wrong for me not to work.”
He is so optimistic in fact that “I even did a couple of miles [walking] on the treadmill today”.
Clinton, who has a history of heart problems, was admitted to New York’s Presbyterian Hospital on Thursday. His cardologist, Dr. Allan Schwartz stressed that the former President did not have a heart attack and that his prognosis following the procedure was good.
According to the man himself, the surgery was a “kind of a repair job”, CNN reported.
“I didn’t really notice it until about four days ago when I felt a little bit of pain in my chest, and I thought I had to check it out,” he added.