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I agree that something is "off" here. I too have seen many patients post CABG. If they have an immediate post op effusion that persists after hospital discharge they usually report DOE or orthopnea at their follow-up visit. A little lasix for 1-2 weeks helps the usual volume overload in the 1 mo post op period, and by 2 months they are fine. If the effusion persists, then CT surgery or pulm will do thoracentesis. So, if Clinton did not develop his DOE while running until 5 months after surgery, something is strange. As you suggested, either they have omitted telling us that they have exhausted conservative measures, or something else is going on. Would love to know what the cytology on the plueral fluid shows.

Joe P.

The intrigue is interesting, but I wish the best for Bill. He's quite an entertaining character.

Cathie

Being a medical editor, I think there is something that is not being said in the press either and that being "malignant mesothelioma" which would account for the rapid decline in Bill's appearance. Decortication and pleurectomy are the gold standard of treatment for mesothelioma.

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Cathie

When I heard what was going on with Bill, my first thought was Meso. My husband presented with exact symptoms before his decortication and resulting diagnosis of Meso. If that is what is going on with Bill - where would he have been exposed?

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I don't care what he has and you shouldn't either what you are the study is to pray that Mr. Clinton recuperate in a timely fashion (hurry and get better Mr. Clinton This was Anderson from the Miller family which lives in Brooklyn but i am originally from La Republica De Trinidad y Tobago West Indies). This should not be public if he doesn't want to stress it and I believe he should not stress his much of his pains or disabilities with the media which mostly twist the truth to gain publicity, because this should be a family affair to know and as far as i can witness right now some people are not treating him as such.

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Does Clinton have cancer...or AIDS?

I have to congratulate you... this has to be the most oblique smear effort ever directed at Bill Clinton. A true work of art! You are a master at your craft!

Ampersand

I've checked a bunch of medical sites, and all of them say that a 3 month recovery time is normal.

www.stmichaelshospital.com/content/programs/cardiac/treatment/bypass.asp

www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4484 ("a full recovery may take a few months or more")

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That's just a handful of many examples available. It may be true that many healthy patients bounce back quicker, but there appears to be nothing odd about taking longer to bounce back.

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I agree that his look doesn't fit his diagnosis.
And I have thought something was amiss since the
day of the news flash that he was to have "heart surgery".

Along the line of HIV, etc.

Have you noted HIV is the focus of his right now?

My person impression was that his appearance was from a possible assisination attempt on him, like the other man whose face got messed up. Especially since the day before Teresa Heinz Kerry had collapsed at a lecturn at a private home in Kansas, and he was quickly put in the hospital the next day - and then later was have Hillary passing out at the podium also.

But anyway, here is what I read on Clinton and his HIV focus lately:


Pangaea Partners with Clinton Foundation on Countrywide AIDS Treatment Programs

Former President Bill Clinton has made the global fight against AIDS a priority of the Clinton Foundation.


The William Jefferson Clinton Foundation has tapped the Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation as its treatment partner in Rwanda and the Bahamas as part of a bold, new plan to help government health services rapidly develop countrywide HIV/AIDS treatment programs. The partnership will focus on establishing local capacity to provide comprehensive HIV treatment and care, including the use of HIV antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), as well as to support the greater integration of treatment and care services with the countries' overall HIV prevention efforts.

continued


http://www.pgaf.org/newsletter/issue01/clinton_partnership.html

Andrea

Bill Clinton is an ex-president of the United States. He is even still referred to as President Clinton (as are all ex-presidents). Therefore, his health is a public concern. It is ridiculous to presume otherwise. That said, I noticed his failing health last spring from film clips of the opening of his library (when this 'chat' happened, but I was unaware of it then). Last night (Jan. 1, 2006), he was being interviewed by Dan Rather about a number of subjects, including his work with AIDS patients. Though I think speculation about the specifics of his diagnosis are dangerous and fruitless, I do think he is terminally ill. One of his telling comments last night was, "I don't know how long I have in this life" (or something roughly similar) Well, none of us do, but they slow, hesitant way he said that told me all I need to know.

deon

On talking with former President Bill Clinton about his foundation's work to lower the cost of AIDS treatments in developing countries. The Clinton Foundation announced it had negotiated cheaper long-term drugs and faster AIDS tests.

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