Bill Clinton in New York Hospital, Sources Say

(CNN) -- Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized in New York on Thursday after experiencing chest pain.

"Today President Bill Clinton was admitted to the Columbia Campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital after feeling discomfort in his chest," said Douglas Band, counselor to the former president, in a written statement.

"Following a visit to his cardiologist, he underwent a procedure to place two stents in one of his coronary arteries. 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. In 2004, President Clinton underwent a successful quadruple bypass operation to free four blocked arteries."

The White House was told of the situation, a source close to the former president told CNN.

In recent weeks, Clinton was overseeing the United Nations aid mission in Haiti after a earthquake struck there on January 12.