Ex-President Clinton in Hospital for Heart Surgery

Former President Clinton addresses the Democratic National Convention in Boston, July 26, 2004.

hide captionFormer President Clinton addresses the Democratic National Convention in Boston, July 26, 2004.

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Former President Clinton addresses the Democratic National Convention in Boston, July 26, 2004.

hide captionFormer President Clinton addresses the Democratic National Convention in Boston, July 26, 2004.

Gary Hershorn/Reuters/Corbis

Former President Bill Clinton has checked into a New York City hospital and is expected to undergo heart bypass surgery. Doctors advised surgery after Clinton complained of mild chest pains and shortness of breath Thursday, according to a statement from Clinton's office. Hear NPR's Alex Chadwick and cardiothoracic surgery professor Dr. Robbin Cohen.

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