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Post-Surgery, Full Recovery Expected for Clinton

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Post-Surgery, Full Recovery Expected for Clinton

Post-Surgery, Full Recovery Expected for Clinton

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Former President Clinton is "recovering normally" after a successful quadruple coronary bypass surgery Monday, said the surgeon who led the operation at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia. Doctors expect Clinton to make a full recovery, despite the extensive heart disease they repaired. Blockage had reached more than 90 percent in several arteries, and Clinton was in danger of a "substantial" heart attack, said the hospital's chief of cardiology. Hear NPR's Richard Knox.

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