(CNN) – Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released Tuesday from the Virginia hospital where he received a heart transplant last month, his spokeswoman said in a statement.
Cheney, 71, received a transplant on March 24 at Inova Fairfax hospital in Fairfax, Virginia, his spokeswoman said. He spent over 20 months on the heart transplant list.
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"As he leaves the hospital, the former Vice President and his family want to again express their deep gratitude to the donor and the donor's family for this remarkable gift," a statement from his office read, which also thanked the medical teams which participated in his care.
His history of heart health issues has included at least five heart attacks since 1978 when he was 37.