Dick Cheney Hospitalized For Mild Heart Attack
Former Vice Preisdent Dick Cheney was hospitalized at George Washington University Hospital on Monday, February 22, 2009 citing chest pains, according to a statement from his office. "His doctors are evaluating the situation and he is resting comfortably," his office confirmed. It was later confirmed that Cheney suffered from a mild heart attack.
Cheney has had four heart attacks and some eight "cardiac events" since his first massive coronary at the age of 37 including receiving a replacement pacemaker and implanting a vascular stent during his time as Vice President.
Cheney apparently had an angiogram done so to give the doctors a look into his coronary arteries, from there doctors can proceed as necessary. Although Cheney was stable one physician said, "We don't know what the plan is," meaning additional treatment may be necessary tomorrow.
As of February 23, it was confirmed that Cheney did indeed suffer from a mild heart attack, bringing his total to five since the age of 37. A statement was released by his office saying, "Lab testing revealed evidence of a mild heart attack. He underwent a stress test and a heart catheterization. He is feeling good and is expected to be discharged in the next day or two."
Cheney apparently caught up on some coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic games while resting.