Washington, D.C. — Doctors treating U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for a blood clot in her head said blood thinners were being used to dissolve the clot and they were confident she will make a full recovery.
Clinton didn’t suffer a stroke or neurological damage from the clot that formed after she had a concussion during a fainting spell at her home in early December, doctors said in a statement Monday.
Clinton, 65, was admitted to a New York City hospital on Sunday when the clot was found on a follow-up exam on the concussion, Clinton spokesman Phillipe Reines said.
The popular secretary of state and former first lady had already planned to step down at the beginning of President Barack Obama’s second term, which begins this month. Whether she will return to work before she resigns remained a question.
The clot is located in the vein in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear. She will be released once the medication dose for the blood thinners has been established, the doctors said.