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
I hope the Draft Dodger drops DEAD!!!!!!!!!!
oh that's real nice 'lorenz'liberals wishing bad things upon others – is that in the liberal code of behavior?
To Lorenz: That is a terrible and rude thing to say, you should be ashamed of yourself to wish that upon another person regardless of your political views. Karma will hit you back.
Not to belittle this man's condition, but are we confirming that he Actually has a heart now??
He has a heart?
No, do not wish him dead. Live he serves as a reminder. Do not wish anyone dead.
This must be a joke – "Dick Cheney" and "heart" dont belong in the same sentence.
I dont like the VP either, but I really dont think it is wise to wish something would go wrong......
I did'nt know he had a heart.
"I can't get the image of myself holding the paddles when he gets cardioverted!!! Oh man–did that hurt Dick? Sorry.
Good luck Dick! I truly hope all goes well, sincerely.
He's already full of gears and pulleys. They'll just adjust his fly wheel and send him on his way. That's how you tune up a cyborg.
Wow, what a hateful remark.
Though I am not a fan of his policies, I wish him the best. My prayers are with him.
Lorenz, that comment was quite rude.
I would be absolutely ashamed to say such a thing
Karma, Dick, Karma... Trent needs a hunting buddy....go out the door with him... NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ah the compassionate liberals.. I am sure they'll hope for the best..
Remember we are all watching..
No malice in this just fact. When I have the same symtoms I am told to take an aspirin and relax to see if it gets better. My medical inurance has a 3000 dollar deductable and I am 12 dollars an hour. I work a job and a half to make ends meet. No malice just wondering what is wrong.
I didn't know he had a heart.
I wish Cheney well, however, why is it that Cheney always has a procedure done when something important is going on that should or does involve him.
Thats incredible. I did not know Cheney had a heart.
How can one undergo a heart procedure when this tyrant obviously has no heart? Maybe this "change of heart" will help awaken him to all of the suffering he has caused. Just goes to show that no matter how much money you pilfer thru acts of aggression, it still can't buy your health.
How can a man without a heart have so many problems? Look at what his deals on oil have done to the heart of America...No pity here....
That's just mean-spirited. He needs to survive in order to stand trial before the International War Crimes Tribunal.
This is completely bull! Cheney, a Heart???????