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
Top reasons for Cheney's atrial fibrillation..
110th Congress accomplishes something in a bipartisan manner.
Chief Justice John Roberts announces his shift to liberalism.
Iran gives up it's nuclear generators.
His wife asks to go back on the Daily show.
Obama agrees to go bird hunting.
Hillary asks for back child support, for herself.
Thursday's lunch and dinner.
Cheney needs the same kind of shock treatments that Jack Nicholson got in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Actually, I think the Nicholson's character had more sense than Cheney.
He has a heart??
Don't worry. He's not going to die so soon and so easy. Hope his condition should be worst than the condition of former Israeli PM Sharon. He is among one of the blood sucker and the worst sinner. God will not make them die so easily. Instead HE (GOD) shows us how these suckers dies (most worst) as a lesson for us (the next come) so that we do good. That's how GOD guide his slaves. But most of us knows not.
He has a heart? Who knew?!
I didn't know Dick Cheney still had a heart?!?! The things you learn in the news!!
Good luck to the VP. Wishing for something to go wrong is just flat hateful.
The Tin Woodman is ill. God Bless medical science.
If he needs aHeart Transplant, I hope GW will give his heart
They found a heart in Cheney?? Wow, will wonders never cease!!
Does anyone else find it slightly amusing that his heart troubles are listed under the "ticker"?
Don't mind me, I'm a big dork.
May he does not come out of it.
Step right up, folks, the show of the century is about to begin again! That's right, it's time for BDS on Parade! Anytime a Republican, conservative or just plain decent American has a health problem, the hate-tide rolls in again to befoul our intellectual shores.
Say, I hear them now! Proceed, filthy cretins of the 'net, proceed!
LOL. Doesnt take long for the so called "enlightend" "compasionate" people to wish death on someone. First post! Anyone that wishes something like that on a man and his family loses all credibility as being anything more than a hate filled, horrible person. Get a puppy, it'll make you feel better about life.
Please die soon and painfully, oh exalted, shadowy leader of us all.
That's it. The time has come for him.
I believe they will use a bat to echo locate his heart, as they are astute at locating items in the pitch black darkness that is Cheney's innards.
It would be nice if it stops beating all together. Oh, wait. He's not a middle-class American, so his procedure should have no problem.
Thanks CNN...here come the shallow hate comments from liberals...how compassionate of them...hyprocrites.
My step father had this same procedure done and dropped dead three days later. Of course you have to have a heart to shock for it to work.
I'm quite surprised. I thought you had to have a heart in order to experience an irregular heartbeat.
I hope His heart is burning, just like our young Americans in Iraq.. WHERE IS OSAMA? Talk about a failed administration. They stated with the highest surplus now we have the highest debt. As long as Cheney's friends at Halliburton are doing well. He doesn't care about dead kids. I also hope things go wrong for this cold cold man.
His heartbeat probably isn't irregular...for Satan.
I think it's funny that this article is on the "ticker." Well done, CNN.