Cheney Released From Hospital After Mild Heart Attack

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.

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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.

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  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Feb 24, 2010 at 06:06 PM
    WITN moderators, I was banned once for calling out another poster, namely LAVON.Now why is he allowed to call me out. Please ban him for a few days. Fair is fair.
  • by HAHA on Feb 24, 2010 at 03:10 PM
    MrT - "I was raised up in a Pentecostal Holiness church"...if you tell anyone this and then expect anyone with half of a brain to take any opinion you have seriously, then well hahahahaha
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Feb 24, 2010 at 12:36 PM
    I believe in freedom of religion, just as I believe that if I think that some religions are weird, I have a constitutional right to say so.And in MY OPINION, the Catholics are almost as weird as the Muslims. Not saying that they are right or wrong, just my opinion. I was raised up in a Pentecostal Holiness church, and they may think that it is weird for people to be shouting and speaking in tongues, but that is their right.Ain't it nice to live in a free country, thanks to brave leaders like Geo. W. and Cheney. Least they have guts unlike the Obama and Biden clowns.
  • by Tom Location: NC on Feb 24, 2010 at 12:18 PM
    Mr Cheney and Mr Bush bows to just one Person!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2010 at 11:29 AM
    Wouldnt that be separation of church and state? Some schools dont recite the Pledge anymore, no more prayer in schools and very few have a monment of silence either.
  • by mac Location: nashville on Feb 24, 2010 at 10:01 AM
    i am no fan of biden. mr. t do you know anything about the freedom of religion? the day he had that spot on his forehead was ash wednesday. biden is a devout catholic. he was practicing his freedom of religious beliefs.
  • by JB Location: Washington on Feb 24, 2010 at 09:25 AM
    That guy has nine lives.
  • by J Location: Gville on Feb 24, 2010 at 08:54 AM
    Lavon is exactly right. Preach the truth Lavon. Too many have died in vain due to the blatant deceit of Cheney/Bush and the other war-mongers. Maybe Cheney can get surgery next for his forked tongue.
  • by Old-School-Patriot Location: Greenville on Feb 24, 2010 at 08:35 AM
    Cheney, Bush, and all their goons are responsible for over 100,000 deaths (read the facts: ). This is God's way of reminding him of the value of life, which they seem to have forgotten in their lust for middle-eastern dominance and bullying.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2010 at 05:32 AM
    Lavon, do you think we would be safer today if Saddam was still around? You claim to be a christian, yet you worship Obama as if he was a god, maybe you need to go back and read the Ten Commandments. "You shall have no other gods before me." "You shall not make for yourself an idol."
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