Doctors treating Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday said that she suffered a blood clot in a vein between her brain and skull behind her right ear but predicted that she would make a full recovery.
Her doctors said in a statement on Monday that the clot did not result in a stroke or neurological damage and that she was being treated with blood thinners.
In a statement, Drs. Lisa Bardack and Gigi El-Bayoumi, who are treating
Mrs. Clinton, said: “She will be released once the medication dose has
been established. In all other aspects of her recovery, the secretary is
making excellent progress and we are confident she will make a full
recovery. She is in good spirits, engaging with her doctors, her family,
and her staff.” (NewYorkTimes)
New York CBSLocal reports, "Clinton’s doctors said it is a “right transverse sinus venous thrombosis” in the vein in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear."
The official reports to the media emphasize that she did not suffer a stroke or neurological damage.
The National Enquirer (don't laugh, they have broken several legit news stories over the past few years) reports: “Behind the scenes,Hillary has suffered blinding headaches, problems with her vision and memory, plus terrifying blackouts – and those closest to her say she’s hiding a brain cancer secret...”.
A right transverse sinus venous thrombosis, blood clot on the brain, caused by dehydration and/or concussion? Hmmmmm????? Not all physicians will agree with this report.
At least one reporter is questioning the report:
NBC News’ chief science and health correspondent, Robert Bazell, remarked on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s recent hospitalization (for a blood clot) on Monday. Questioning the link between the clot and her earlier concussion, Bazell said there may be more to the story. [snip]
“The problem is that concussions, when they lead to blood clots — the bloods clots are not usually treated with blood thinners, as they say she’s being treated. If she has a blood clot that occurred because she was sitting around or something, they would treat that with blood thinners, and that would be fine. But there may be more to this story that we don’t know.” (Mediaite)