President Clinton Bypass Surgery
Former President Bill Clinton will undergo quadruple bypass surgery later on Friday, television networks reported.
ABC and CBS television reported that Clinton, 58, had checked in to the hospital for quadruple heart bypass surgery.
CNN reported that the former Democratic president was undergoing tests at New York Presbyterian hospital after experiencing chest pains.
My father had a triple bypass at the same age. It’s a major procedure but relatively routine these days. My best wishes for Mr. Clinton’s recovery.
Update: See Slate‘s Explainer for a quick primer: How Does Bypass Surgery Work? What they’ll do to Clinton’s heart.