Feeling 'Great,' Bill Clinton Gets Back to Work

Ex-president continues Haiti effort a day after heart surgery
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2010 6:39 PM CST

(Newser) – Less than 24 hours after surgery to insert two stents in a coronary artery, Bill Clinton got back to work today. "I feel great," the former president said after returning to his home in Chappaqua, NY. It's "miraculous what they do with the stents," he added. The 63-year-old Clinton, who was awake for yesterday's procedure, left New York Presbyterian Hospital early this morning and later worked out on a treadmill—walking, not running.

Since the Haitian earthquake a month ago, "I've been working a lot without sleeping much," Clinton said. Asked whether he'll be cutting back after the medical scare, he responded, "I have to keep working. It's what I should do. That's what my life is for."
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