June 27th, 2010
10:20 AM ET
4 years ago

Former VP Cheney's hospitalization related to his heart trouble

(CNN) - The cause for former Vice President Dick Cheney's hospitalization is related to his recurring heart trouble, a family friend of Cheney's told CNN said Sunday.

Cheney was suffering from atrial fibrillation, or irregular heart rhythm, the friend said.

Cheney was admitted to George Washington University Hospital on Friday as a result of "progressive retention of fluid related to his coronary artery disease," Cheney's office said.

At the hospital, Cheney was placed on intravenous medication and his condition has "markedly improved," his office said in a statement Saturday.

On Sunday, Cheney's daughter, Liz Cheney, said that the former vice president was "feeling better" and would hopefully be released Monday.

Updated: 10:20 a.m.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. ib

    Geat news; hope he continues to improve.

    June 27, 2010 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  2. GI Joe

    Congestive heart failure – lost a lot of friends to that younger than Cheenee. It's a very agressive problem.

    June 27, 2010 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  3. TOTUS 4 PRESIDENT

    Godspeed, Mr. Vice President. You're a true American hero.

    June 27, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  4. Keith in Austin

    Take care of yourself Mr. Vice President!

    June 27, 2010 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Cheney has the best healthcare coverage in the world and all Americans deserve the same.

    June 27, 2010 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  6. Ken in NC

    While I am no fan or supporter of yours, I do wish you a speedy recovery.

    June 27, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |