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
So this is what it means to be a compassionate conservative–you send get-well cards to war criminals.
Liberal or not, compassion for anyone in this administration is not possible! Especially Tricky Dick II... They themselves have no compassion for the people of America, nor the world. Its made clear by healthcare, war, and the overtaxing of the underclass and undertaxing of the upperclass AKA "low taxes for Americans"
Dick, I do not wish you well as you do not wish us well. But at least you have health insurance, must be nice.
Why should anyone, liberal or conservative, be concerned with Cheney's health? He is certainly not concerned that he has sent thousands to die and be injured in Iraq in a war based on lies.
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.
Posted By Farrell, Houston, Tx : November 26, 2007 4:06 pm
I wonder how long it would take a wounded soldier to get similar care......
First, you have to HAVE a heart!
Cheney must have finally met Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt ...
Since when does Dick Cheney have a heart?
I'm sure doctors could jump start his heart to regular rhythm if he found out he was about to be waterboarded.
As a country of Americans and as a country of human beings, we and I wish him and his family nothing but the best!!!!
I am a nurse. He has a pacer/defibrillator. That is what the pacer is for to keep a regular beat. His heart must be really screwed over big time for the pacer not to have corrected the a-fib. Could not have happened to a meaner bigger creep. He deserves everything coming to him and I think this may be it.
If there was ever a time for mal practice!
I'm thinking back to all the people in the high eschelons of White House administrations who have died in office amid scandal. Let's say that the many people posting comments get their wish. I predict that suddenly all blame for unconstitutional behavior will be laid on his grave like dead flowers. Case closed!
must be nice to have government health insurance for an old man's heart. now if only we can get our kids some.....
If you depend on the illness of another person to gain an advantage of your own political ideas, then God help you.
Cheney has a Heart?
The only irregular thing is the fact they even found one in his chest. Isn't medical technology wonderful?
Or is this the ploy we all suspected – Darth suddenly has to leave office for medical reasons and W gets to appoint a VP just in time for the '08 campaign.
Root for the clot!
Is he trying to grow a conscience? That must be what's causing the irregular heartbeat. Time to cut out the tumor.
Is the battery in his pacemaker a DieHard?
Cheyney is the "Tin Man" in the wizard of Oz – always needs oil, but unfortunately never finds his dream of a real heart.
*Insert some unoriginal variation of a Dick Cheney has a heart joke*
Good to know there are still compassionate people on the left.
If only his heart could stop – I think he has done enough for the humanity and our planet. The future planned war with Iran might be avoided.
Lorenz, Is this some sort of curse? Watch out; what goes around, comes around.
Me neither. When I saw the headline I thought he might be having a heart transplant.