Cheney is set to undergo a heart procedure Monday afternoon.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Vice President Dick Cheney will undergo a heart procedure Monday afternoon after doctors discovered an irregular heartbeat, his office announced.
Cheney was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat, when he visited his doctor Monday morning complaining of a lingering cough after a cold. It was then that the arrhythmia was diagnosed, the vice president's office reported.
Doctors described the procedure - intended to shock the heart back into normal rhythm - as routine, and said they expect the vice president to return to his residence Monday night.
The 66-year-old vice president has had a history of heart ailments - including four heart attacks dating back to 1978 - and was briefly hospitalized in January 2006 after suffering shortness of breath.
– CNN White House Correspondent Ed Henry
How i wish something will go wrong
What's the chance that the dog doesn't have a heart and the sounds the Doctors heard were nothing more then gas.
Why doesn't he just resign? The way he's going, he'd be lucky to make it to the end of his term.
Well, at least that clears things up... he does actually have a heart
as many people as he and his boss have killed with this widely unpopular war, it would only be just.
This is a common procedure, minimal risks. Hope for a speedy recovery.
I hope the surgeon is Dr. Kevorkian!
His work is unrivaled!!!
We can only pray this evil man gets his just reward.
To wish ill on another person shows your lack of humanity and intelligence. You probably did not even vote.
What a surprise, It is difficult to believe that the old fart still has a heart. I am sure the calculated deaths of hundred of thousands of iraqis are weighing heavily on his heart.
If something does happen, then it is time to roll out the cyborg cheney that he keeps in his man sized safe in his office!!!
Cheney has a heart?
I hope the doc advises him to resign. God, what a good thing that would be!
Sorry, but that is an inappropriate comment by Lorenz. Everyone is entitled to their personal opinion, but he is the VP of the United States and it is wrong to wish such a thing on anyone, and his office deserves respect, even if you don't like the man. I don't like the man at all, nor his politics. But I do wish him well, and good health.
Death could not come soon enough!
I am such an ignorant fool. I did not know Cheney had a heart.
What makes this news is that doctors actually heard a heartbeat at all. Cheney's positions suggest a lack of one.
Lorenz, Queens, NY
One can only hope and pray. With any luck we will never hear from him again.
Nancy Pelosi would make a wonderful Vice President when this war criminal's gears stop turning.
I second that wish; does anyone have a voodoo doll?
I didn't even realize that he had a heart.
I didn't think Darth Cheney HAD a heart....
I DESPISE Cheney, but YOU, Lorenz, with your comment have crossed a line.
What a slug.
Let the mean spirited and hateful remarks begin.
What goes around..........