Secretary Clinton’s blood clot may have been caused by rest following concussion, experts suspect

By RYAN JASLOW / CBS NEWS/ December 31, 2012, 1:52 PM

Secretary of State Hilary Clinton
US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton speaks to reporters at The Foreign and Commonwealth Office on February 23, 2012 in London, England. / GETTY IMAGES

Update: 10:20 P.M. EST — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s physicians released more information about her condition in a statement Monday afternoon:

“In the course of a routine follow-up MRI on Sunday, the scan revealed that a right transverse sinus venous thrombosis had formed. This is a clot in the vein that is situated in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear,” Clinton’s doctors Dr. Lisa Bardack of Mt. Kisco Medical Group, and Dr. Gigi El-Bayoumi of George Washington University, said in a statement. “It did not result in a stroke, or neurological damage. To help dissolve this clot, her medical team began treating the Secretary with blood thinners. 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.”

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remains hospitalized at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan on Monday for a blood clot.

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