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Archive for Friday, March 10, 2006

Governor hospitalized with blood clot

March 10, 2006

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— Gov. Ernie Fletcher was taken to the hospital Thursday for emergency treatment of a life-threatening blood clot somewhere between his upper arm and his jugular vein.

It was the second time in a month that the 53-year-old Fletcher was hospitalized. Doctors said he was awake and alert after undergoing a procedure to remove the clot.

A blood clot can lead to a stroke or a heart attack, or can travel to the lungs with deadly consequences.

Fletcher was released from the hospital last week after an 18-day stay during which he had his gallbladder taken out and suffered a blood infection.

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