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Ex-President Clinton in Hospital for Heart Surgery

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Ex-President Clinton in Hospital for Heart Surgery

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Ex-President Clinton in Hospital for Heart Surgery

Ex-President Clinton in Hospital for Heart Surgery

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Former President Clinton addresses the Democratic National Convention in Boston, July 26, 2004. Gary Hershorn/Reuters/Corbis hide caption

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Former President Clinton addresses the Democratic National Convention in Boston, July 26, 2004. Gary Hershorn/Reuters/Corbis hide caption

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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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