Washington (CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released from a Virginia hospital Monday following surgery last month to implant a small pump in his heart, according to a statement from his office.
The surgery at the Inova Fairfax Heart and Vascular Institute was announced on July 14.
Cheney has a history of heart problems, including five heart attacks, and the procedure he underwent is used in severe cases that require a mechanical pump to keep the circulation going, said Dr. Tim Gardner, former president of the American Heart Association. Gardner was not involved in Cheney's treatment.
Cheney suffered his first heart attack in 1978 at age 37. He also suffered heart attacks in 1984 and 1988, and underwent a quadruple bypass surgery to unblock his arteries.
Shortly after Cheney was elected vice president in November 2000, he had a fourth heart attack and received a stent to open an artery. In February, Cheney suffered his fifth heart attack.
Someone has the standard all wrong...it's "danger to self or others," and the Cheneybot clearly satisfies the former.
Get well soon
ha...I meant latter.
Lord, now is the time that one can make all kinds of crass jokes, because of my contempt for some of his actions and hurtful policies. but now is not the time..Hope you feel better Mr. Cheney.
I bet he has good insurance. I wonder how much this set us tax payers back. He would not be living if he did not have the best insurance in the world. But, he doesn't care if anyone else has it.
Oh those wacky republicans! Health coverage for them, but none for the average American. LOL, LOL, LOL. Oh those wacky republicans.
Lucky man...he has government run, single payer, healthcare...the kind he opposes the rest of us having...
Quick – give him his subpoena to appear at The Hague for war crimes trials.
I despise so much this guy, I'm happy he will go on in his life of misery.
Suffer baby , suffer!!
I was so hoping to read, "and continues to recover in prison."
I cannot imagine how much money has been spent to keep this evil man alive. there is no justice in the world. We could probably have healthcare for everyone with the money that has been spent on him. But that said, i would rather have him alive than rush limbaugh
How much am I spending to provide top notch medical care for this guy?
Neither good wishes nor bad wishes matters to you Dick, and nothing will help you when you meet the Lord sooner or later except one thing. Regret your deeds, repent and ask for forgiveness.
Some sick people on this site. And on the war crimes scene; the wars were apporved by congress which includes democrats in case you people have forgotton. Get well Mr. VP; glad to see you make it out of the hospital unlike some on here.
I hope he enjoys the nifty Darth Vader mask I sent him as a get well gift.
How much money are you who post on here paying in taxes to kleep Mr Cheney alive??? NONE....because Entitlement receipients do not pay taxes! (Except when they buy gas/tobacco/beer/wine/whiskey, and soon to be marijuana)
Not in a body bag. Too bad,
The biggest challenge for doctors was finding a pump small enough to fit inside Cheney's heart.
Must be a Conspiracy.....this plot just keeps thickening every time he's has a Heart attacked !
A man so scary that after he shoots a friend in the face, the first thing the friend did after leaving the hospital was apologize for being shot by Cheney. Darth Vader is a piker by comparison.
Good thing he had that Socialist government-provided healthcare. If he had been under a regular insurance policy like the rest of us, they would have denied him this procedure because he has already had so many heart attacks and this would be too expensive, His claim would have been denied.
Thank goodness President Obama stood up for the PEOPLE and gave us a healthcare law to make access to the best care like Cheney got.
Wait a minute!! Dick Cheney has a HEART??
This guy will go down in history as the most vilified vice president in U.S. history, and for good reason. He is the personification of the Republican party.