Former President Clinton hospitalized

Former President Bill Clinton has been hospitalized in New York City after undergoing a procedure to place two stents in a coronary artery.

Clinton was hospitalized in Manhattan's Columbia-Presbyterian hospital after feeling discomfort in his chest, a spokesman for the former president said Thursday.

"Following a visit to his cardiologist, he underwent a procedure to place two stents in one of his coronary arteries," spokesman Douglas Band said.

The news of Clinton's hospitalization was first reported by ABC.

The 63-year-old Clinton, who left office in 2001, underwent a quadruple bypass procedure in 2004.

The former president had been enlisted by President Barack Obama to work with former President George W. Bush to organize relief for earthquake-striken Haiti. As part of that work, Clinton had traveled to Haiti twice since last month's disaster.

Band said Clinton would continue to work on those relief efforts.

"President Clinton is in good spirits, and will continue to focus on the work of his Foundation and Haiti's relief and long-term recovery efforts," he said.

His wife, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, was scheduled to meet with Obama in the Oval Office this afternoon, and had been scheduled to travel to Saudi Arabia and Qatar this weekend.