Clinton's pneumonia: 5 things to know

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign revealed Sunday she has been diagnosed with pneumonia. Here are five things to know about what happened Sunday, the state of her health and her plans to release more medical records.

1. Update: More medical records on the way
A Clinton campaign spokesman said Ms. Clinton plans to release more medical records this week, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday afternoon. Her press secretary, Brian Fallon, also said the campaign made mistakes in delaying the information about Ms. Clinton's pneumonia to the public, but it wanted to wait until her physician could examine her and make the diagnosis, according to the report.

2. What happened Sunday
Ms. Clinton left a 9/11 memorial ceremony Sunday after an hour and half, and a video taken by an attendee shows her losing balance and stumbling into a car. Her campaign issued a statement that she left the ceremony to go to her daughter's apartment, according to Politico. She reemerged from her daughter's apartment and told reporters, "I'm feeling great, it's a beautiful day in New York," according to the Politico report. A few hours later her campaign issued a statement that Ms. Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday, according to the report.

3. The diagnosis
Ms. Clinton's physician, Lisa Bardack, MD, performed a follow-up evaluation on Ms. Clinton's "prolonged cough," and gave her a prescription for antibiotics Friday, according to the report. Dr. Bardack said Ms. Clinton was overheated and dehydrated at the 9/11 event. She performed an evaluation of Ms. Clinton Sunday at her home in Chappaqua, N.Y., and reported the candidate is "recovering nicely," according to the report. Ms. Clinton cancelled appearances Monday and Tuesday.

4. Who is Ms. Clinton's physician?
Dr. Bardack is the chair of internal medicine at CareMount Medical, based in Mount Kisco, N.Y. She also serves as director of internal medicine at Mount Sinai Health System in New York. She completed her medical education at New York University School of Medicine and her residency at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center.

5. What medical professionals are saying
"This diagnosis of pneumonia came in on Friday," said Sanjay Gupta, MD, CNN chief medical correspondent. "It's a totally treatable thing, there's no question about it, but it's a serious diagnosis still and is something that should not be taken lightly."

Jacob Appel, MD, an assistant professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine told Vox, "As someone who studies the health of presidents extensively, I'm convinced that we won't know if either of these candidates is in ill health until history renders its verdict years from now."

 

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