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Hillary Clinton discharged from hospital
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was discharged from New York-Presbyterian Hospital Wednesday after a three-day stay precipitated by the discovery of a rare, life-threatening blood clot near her brain.
"Her medical team advised her that she is making good progress on all fronts, and they are confident she will make a full recovery," State Department spokesman Philippe Reines said.
"She's eager to get back to the office, and we will keep you updated on her schedule as it becomes clearer in the coming days," he said. The statement expressed gratitude for the care Clinton, 65, had received at the hospital.
Clinton's daughter Chelsea also confirmed the news with a tweet: "Grateful my Mom discharged from the hospital & is heading home. Even more grateful her medical team confident she'll make a full recovery."
The State Department did not name a date that Clinton would return to her office at the State Department, nor where the Chappaqua resident would recuperate.
Clinton said she would not stay on through President Barack Obama's second term, but some Senators have said they will delay confirmation on her successor until she testifies about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya.
Doctors had said earlier that Clinton would be discharged as soon they determined the proper dosage of anticoagulants she needed to dissolve the clot.
Her discharge from the hospital came after Clinton took a brief trip away from the hospital with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and their daughter Chelsea, raising and then dashing hopes she had been released then.
At a State Department briefing earlier in the day, spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, told reporters that there were no updates, but that the Secretary had been "quite active on the phone," and providing directions to staff during her hospitalization.
On Monday, Clinton congratulated the people of Haiti on their 209th anniversary of independence. On Saturday - the day before the blood clot was discovered - she spoke with the prime minister of Qatar and the United Nations special envoy on Syria.
Clinton has been out of the public eye since Dec. 7, when she became ill with the flu and while recovering at home, fainted, fell, and struck her head, which resulted in a concussion.