Cheney released from hospital after heart transplant
Dick Cheney's daughter, Liz, on Tuesday tweeted a photo of her father and his wife, Lynne, at home after being released from a Virginia hospital.
April 3rd, 2012
11:04 AM ET
2 years ago

Cheney released from hospital after heart transplant

(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.

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Debbie

    Just in time to be named Romney's running mate. Romney already said he would choose a VP just like Cheney. So voila, taxpaid for new heart and Cheney is ready to run America again.

    April 3, 2012 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  2. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Welcome home, Mr. Cheney. While I did not like your policies while Veep, I do wish for your continued health. Just do Lynn a favor and cut down on the salt, and be careful. The anti-rejection meds you have to take WILL result in reduced immunity. That also means that some vaccinations that many people in your age group would normally get are now taboo to you.

    April 3, 2012 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  3. Jacqui

    I would like to wish him and his family all the very best.

    April 3, 2012 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  4. Jake in Omaha

    Mr Cheney you have been given the gift of life. This time use it wisely.

    April 3, 2012 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  5. Fair is Fair

    @ Joe from CT –

    A mighty classy post. A tip to the hat to ye.

    April 3, 2012 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  6. Obama Doubling down on Socialism

    Looking good Dick! I'm sure you're many years of stressful public service took its toll on the old ticker so a new one is well deserved. Keep up the good fight!

    April 3, 2012 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  7. arale norimaki

    Your fate is now our own. Sever all ties with the past. Let no one know that you still serve me. Now go and remember, the Dark Side is always with you.

    April 3, 2012 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  8. Anonymous

    Get well

    April 3, 2012 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |