DETROIT (WWJ) – “Mayor Bing is being treated for acute pulmonary embolism in each lung,” said Dr. John Popovich, president and CEO of Henry Ford Hospital and a board-certified pulmonologist with extensive experience and research with this disorder.
“After arriving at Henry Ford Hospital, his condition was promptly diagnosed and treated.
The media advisory sent to WWJ 950 states that a pulmonary embolism is often caused by a blood clot that forms elsewhere in the body and travels to the lungs.
This condition is treatable with medications called anticoagulants, commonly referred to as blood thinners.
Bing was admitted to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after experiencing some discomfort.
He has been recuperating at the mayoral residence from his March 24 surgery to correct a perforated colon.
The Mayor is said to be in good spirits and expected to make a full recovery.