Hillary Clinton's Blood Clot Could Have Been Life-Threatening

Hillary Clinton's Blood Clot Could Have Been Life-Threatening

CBS New York: CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continued to recover from a medical close call Tuesday night – what has now been revealed to be a potentially life-threatening blood clot that doctors said they found in time.

As CBS 2’s Lou Young reported, Clinton, 65, is expected to make a full recovery from her right transverse sinus venous thrombosis in the vein in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear. She is being treated with blood thinners to help dissolve the clot, the doctors said, and she will be released once the medication dose has been established. Former President Bill Clinton has been seen driving to and from his wife’s side at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Washington Heights for much of the past 48 hours.

The home the Clintons share in Chappaqua was closed up Tuesday, with the heavy security with which they both travel concentrated at the Manhattan hospital where Mrs. Clinton was recovering.

Using an actual drawing of the base of the skull, a neurosurgeon from Cornell University pointed out the location of Secretary of State Clinton’s problem. It is a partial blockage in a vein at the base of the skull that allows blood to drain from the brain