EXCLUSIVE: Obama was so worried about Hillary’s health he set up a secret medical check-up for her at Walter Reed – but she refused, fearing her LEAKING HEART VALVE and arrhythmia would be exposed
- Ed Klein – one of Hillary Clinton’s fiercest critics – revealed new details about the presidential candidate’s health exclusively to DailyMail.com
- Klein shared details about Clinton’s heath on the day before his fourth critical book against her, Guilty as Sin, hits bookstores
- He claims that President Obama was so concerned that he offered to set up secret medical checkups for her, but she declined
- Instead, he says, Clinton arranged secret medical visits to a New York hospital in hopes of keeping her health issues secret
- As the campaign intensifies, Klein has learned that Clinton is suffering from an abnormal heart beat, chronic low blood pressure, and more
- Hillary’s health raises the question whether she is fit to become president and commander in chief
- Featured below is an excerpt from Guilty as Sin, in which Klein details Clinton’s 2012 concussion among other medical crises
EXCLUSIVE NEW INFORMATION REGARDING CLINTON’S HEALTH:
President Obama is so concerned about Hillary Clinton’s health that he recently offered to arrange a secret medical checkup for her at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Hillary declined the offer because she feared the media would find out about her Walter Reed visit and learn the truth about her medical condition—that she is suffering from arrhythmia (an abnormal heart beat), a leaking heart valve, chronic low blood pressure, insufficient blood flow, a tendency to form life-threatening blood clots, and troubling side effects from her medications.
Hillary has arranged her own secret medical visits to the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where she arrives through a private entrance out of public sight and where she can rely on her doctors’ discretion not to speak to the media.
Her doctors have prescribed Coumadin (a blood thinner) and a beta blocker to treat her arrhythmia and heart-valve problem. However, these medications have the side effects of making her drowsy and tired, and lowering her blood pressure, leading to frequent bouts of light-headedness and fainting spells.
EXCERPT FROM KLEIN’S GUILTY AS SIN
Chapter 25: Fit to Lead?
The greatest fear among senior members of Hillary’s staff was that if the ‘Comey primary’ (shorthand for the FBI email investigation) didn’t get her, her health would.
But no one in her campaign dared discuss the question of whether Hillary was medically fit to be commander in chief. Speaking about her health was the ultimate taboo.
Conveniently (at least for Hillary), the liberal mainstream media cooperated and chose to ignore the topic—even when a photo of Hillary, taken in February 2016, surfaced during the campaign showing her being assisted by two men as she stumbled up a short flight of stairs.
On the other hand, when Donald Trump, his surrogates, or conservative commentators like Sean Hannity raised the subject of Hillary’s health, they were vilified and accused of trafficking in unsubstantiated rumors. Journalists were treated even worse; those who dared explore Hillary’s health issues were accused of being dishonest, dishonorable, and discredited.
As a result, the public was left in the dark about Hillary’s fitness to lead.
For years, Hillary had kept her medical history secret out of fear that, if it became public, it would knock her out of contention for the White House. But in December 2012, she suffered a medical emergency that couldn’t be hidden from the public. Just before she was scheduled to testify on Benghazi in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, she fainted in her seventh-floor office at the State Department.
It wasn’t the first time that had happened. She had a fainting spell in 2005 during an appearance before a women’s group in Buffalo, and another fainting spell in 2009 while boarding her plane in Yemen, where she fell and fractured an elbow.
In this latest incident at Foggy Bottom, she hit her head and suffered a concussion. She was treated at the State Department’s infirmary and sent home to Whitehaven to recover.
When Bill appeared on the scene, however, he demanded that she be flown immediately to the New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. There, doctors discovered that Hillary had a right transverse venous thrombosis, or blood clot, between her brain and skull. She had developed the clot in one of the veins that drains blood from the brain to the heart.
On further examination, it turned out that Hillary had an intrinsic tendency to form clots and faint. Several years earlier, she had developed a clot in her leg and was put on anticoagulant therapy by her doctor. However, she had stopped taking her anticoagulant medication, which might have explained the most recent thrombotic event.
According to a source close to Hillary, a thorough examination revealed that Hillary’s tendency to form clots was just one of her medical problems. She also suffered from a thyroid condition, which was common among women of her age, and had an undiagnosed heart problem, which probably contributed to the cause of her fainting spells. A cardiac stress test indicated that her heart rhythm and heart valves were not normal.
At the time, I tried to contact the Clintons’ cardiologist, Dr. Allan Schwartz. He refused to take my call. However, I learned through other channels that Hillary’s doctors considered performing valve-replacement surgery. They ultimately decided against it for reasons that were never made clear, although some sources speculated that Hillary did not want to risk the negative political fallout from stories about such a serious operation.
After her concussion, Hillary had trouble with her vision and had to wear corrective Fresnel prism lenses, which gave rise to questions about the long-term seriousness of her condition. Her chief flack, Philippe Reines (‘Lyin’ Phil’ in Donald Trump argot), tried to make light of it; he claimed that she had recovered in a snap. But Bill Clinton revealed the true nature of her condition when he said that it had taken Hillary ‘six months of very serious work’ to recuperate from her concussion.
A year after her doctors discovered the blood clot on Hillary’s brain, she was still on a blood thinner. And there were reports that she might be suffering from post-concussion syndrome, a disorder that can have a severe effect on a person’s cognitive abilities.