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Former President Bill Clinton has been released from the hospital, less than a day after undergoing a heart procedure, his close friend of Clinton's told The Early Show Friday.

Clinton, 63, was discharged early Friday morning from New York Presbyterian Hospital and was headed to his home in Chappaqua, N.Y., said Terry McAuliffe, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

Bill Clinton in "good spirits" following surgery

After experiencing discomfort in his chest, Clinton was admitted Thursday to the hospital, where doctors placed two stents in one of his coronary arteries, his spokesman, Doug Band, said. He was in "good spirits" after the surgery, Band said.

Clinton's wife, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and their daughter, Chelsea, visited him on Thursday.

In 2004, Clinton underwent quadruple bypass surgery to open four blocked arteries.

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Clinton is expected to return to work as early as Monday, his cardiologist Allan Schwartz told The Associated Press."If I know Bill Clinton, he'll be raring to go in about 35 minutes," McAuliffe said Friday.