Clinton's cholesterol level, and, more generally, his overall cardiovascular risk, were a concern
as early as 1992. Details are summarized on an accessory web page, where Dr. Zebra does
some rather unattractive ranting, but it's in the good cause of getting more people to take
In sum, Clinton had five exercise tolerance tests while President; it was felt at his last
Presidential physical examination (in 2001) that another such test was unwarranted. He started
taking simvastatin (Zocor) at that time, because of elevated cholesterol levels, as discussed
in a press conference
In September 2004 Clinton needed urgent coronary bypass surgery (see below).