July 12th, 2008
10:21 AM ET
6 years ago

Physical shows Cheney's 'cardiac status remains stable'

Cheney’s annual physical showed no reason for worry.
Cheney’s annual physical showed no reason for worry.

Washington (CNN)— Vice President Dick Cheney, who has a history of heart ailments dating back to age 37, finished his annual physical exam Saturday morning with no problems detected.

Spokeswoman Megan Mitchell said the 67-year old’s “cardiac status remains stable.”

Cheney underwent a series of tests that showed no sign of a recurrence of the irregular heart beat detected by physicians in November 2007 - later determined to be atrial fibrillation.

The routine check-up, which occurred at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC, also included a physical exam, an electrocardiogram, and an “imaging of the stents placed in the arteries behind his knees in 2005,” said Mitchell.

Mr. Cheney is said to have returned to the Naval Observatory where he will resume his normal schedule


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soundoff (49 Responses)
  1. PG

    It's because he has done nothing for this country (other than destroy it). "W" has done all the dirty work.

    July 12, 2008 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  2. Willy

    All WAH Liberals!

    July 12, 2008 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  3. uuuugh!!

    Heart. what Heart?

    July 12, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  4. whiner

    GOD took the wrong man ,today.

    July 12, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  5. TheTruthHurts

    Dang! Just kidding. I don't wish poor health on him, just a quick and not-so-graceful exit.

    July 12, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  6. John

    PG, it's the other way around. Bush is Rove and Cheney's puppet.

    July 12, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  7. NGANGA,Austin TX

    And in two weeks it is gonna be 'Chenney rushed to hospital for a check up' Give us a break!

    July 12, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  8. Lois

    So??

    July 12, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  9. Connie

    I am an Obama supporter, but I am glad to hear that Mr.Cheney is holding his own with his health.I do not care for the man or his positions , but I wish him no ill. Barack Hussein Obama 08

    Connie"Hussein"Sturgeon from Indiana

    July 12, 2008 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  10. mattman

    Why report such depressing news?

    July 12, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  11. Texas Trail Dog

    WHO CARES?

    July 12, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  12. Frantz from Atlanta

    Does he even have a heart?

    July 12, 2008 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  13. Rob

    Could it be that he has no heart?

    July 12, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  14. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    I hope he rots in hell

    July 12, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  15. BIG DEAL??

    CNN–Vice President Dick Cheney, who has a history of heart ailments dating back to age 37, finished his annual physical exam Saturday morning with no problems detected.HUH!
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    I don't know how he sleep at NIGHT!!!

    July 12, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  16. DJ Los Angeles

    Darth Vader will be kept alive permanently with mechanical electrical machines, Haliburton and Big Oil need him to continue to work on their behalf and so he can cash in the remaining 10's of millions from his CEO severance package.

    July 12, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  17. Cousin Chiney

    Stay until your cousin Obama moves into the white house.

    July 12, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  18. s

    Cheney has a heart?

    July 12, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  19. Thomas

    Despite for my dislike for Mr. Cheney and my absolute disgust for his politics, I can not wish him ill-health.

    I hope Mr. Cheney has a long and happy life with his family when he leaves office.

    July 12, 2008 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  20. Newsdiva

    What heart?????????????

    July 12, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  21. Things that make you go hmmmmm

    Ummm do't you have to HAVE a Heart for it to be a problem?

    July 12, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  22. Joe Regis

    He just have to be careful not to provide just cause to begin impeachment proceeding against him now.

    Go Obama go.

    July 12, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  23. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    So, who cares.

    July 12, 2008 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  24. Mary WA

    Does he have a heart?

    July 12, 2008 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  25. Bill, Alabama

    Dick Cheny"s heart might be beating okay as far as the doctors evaluation is concerned, but he has a "heart of stone" that shows no care, consideration, or empathy for people other than himself.

    July 12, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
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