COPY-Bill Clinton hospitalized; 2 stents put in heart

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Former President Bill Clinton was transported to a hospital in New York City Thursday afternoon and treated for chest pains, various national news outlets reported.

Clinton's condition was not immediately known, but CNN says he was at his own private doctor's office before he was taken to a hospital.

Clinton was rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital in the Washington Heights area. The AP reported that two stents were placed in his coronary artery Thursday.

CNN could not specify how severe the former President's chest degree were, but they apparently required immediate treatment.

Thursday, he was taken to the same hospital where he had quadruple bypass surgery in 2004.

Clinton was at his office when he experienced chest pains this afternoon and went to the hospital as a precautionary measure. He's being treated by his surgeon, CBS reported.

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