Former Vice President Dick Cheney has left a Washington hospital after suffering a mild heart attack.
His spokesman says Cheney is feeling good and expects to resume his normal schedule shortly. The 69-year-old Cheney was hospitalized Monday with chest pains.
An aide to Dick Cheney says tests on the former vice president showed he suffered "a mild heart attack."
Cheney was admitted to a Washington hospital on Monday after experiencing chest pains.
Aide Peter Long issued a statement Tuesday saying lab tests at George Washington University Hospital found "evidence of a mild heart attack." Long said the 69-year-old Cheney underwent a stress test and a heart procedure.
He said Cheney was feeling good and was expected to be released from the hospital before the end of the week.
Cheney has a history of heart problems. The newly diagnosed heart attack is his fifth since age 37.
A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart muscle is blocked. The statement from Cheney's office did not say whether he needed to have an angioplasty, a procedure to clear a blockage.
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney is in a Washington, D.C. hospital after suffering chest pains.
NBC news has learned Mr. Cheney was admitted to George Washington University Hospital Monday.
According to a family member, he is resting comfortably while doctors evaluate his condition.
An angiogram was performed and more procedures are possible Tuesday.