Clinton to Have Heart Bypass Surgery

Former President Clinton addressed the Democratic Convention. Credit: Gary Hershorn/Reuters/Corbis

Former President Clinton addressed the Democratic National Convention in July. Gary Hershorn/Reuters/Corbis hide caption

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Former President Clinton addressed the Democratic Convention. Credit: Gary Hershorn/Reuters/Corbis

Former President Clinton addressed the Democratic National Convention in July. Gary Hershorn/Reuters/Corbis hide caption

itoggle caption Gary Hershorn/Reuters/Corbis

Former President Bill Clinton will undergo heart bypass surgery early next week, after checking into a New York hospital with chest pains. He cancelled a two-day trip with his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, across upstate New York. The former president, 58, does not have a history of heart problems. NPR's Robert Smith reports.

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