July 28th, 2007
07:49 AM ET
11 years ago

Cheney out of surgery

Vice President Dick Cheney.

WASHINGTON (CNN)–Vice President Dick Cheney completed surgery at George Washington University Hospital to replace his defibrillator on Saturday.

Cheney arrived at the hospital in the morning with his wife Lynne for what is described as minor surgery and left a little over four hours later.

"The Vice President visited his doctors from the Medical Faculty Associates of George Washington University today for scheduled replacement of his implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)," said Megan McGinn, Cheney's spokeswoman. "The device was successfully replaced without complication. The Vice President has returned to his home at the Naval Observatory and has resumed his normal schedule."

The defribillator was orginally placed in Cheney's chest in 2001 to shock his heart in case of an irregular heatbeat.

The procedure to replace the 2001 device was expected to last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and usually occurs while the patient is under heavy sedation rather than general anesthesia and requires no overnight observation.

–CNN Political Researcher Xuan Thai

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. fedupwithourgov't

    I don't give a crap about Cheney! He'll be sure he's taken care of!

    Let's give this much coverage to the dead and wounded soldiers coming home from the Bush/Cheney war!

    So many are NOT getting the care they need!

    July 28, 2007 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  2. Scott

    after they replace his fusion core,,,, HE'LL BE BACK

    July 28, 2007 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  3. CheeseheadIntern, Washington DC

    Gentlemen...we can rebuild him

    July 28, 2007 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  4. Heath, Tulsa OK

    HAHAHAHAHAHA. This story can't be true. Cheney doesn't have a heart!!!!

    July 28, 2007 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  5. MARIE


    July 28, 2007 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  6. pete, fort lauderdale, fl

    after all these years you mean to tell me he's ONLY a vice president. I thought for sure he was the president of the US

    July 28, 2007 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  7. lipper AMERICAN

    So the operation was a success.......too bad!

    July 28, 2007 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  8. Lance, Los Angeles, CA.

    What Will They Think of Next?
    or Dick Cheney's Pacemaker needs batteries, not included.

    Libby? signing statements, habius corpus, nukes in North Korea, torture, fear, clean air? Blackwater dirty, every child left behind. Ducttape your windows, Osama boo, Wolfowitz through. 9 fired attorneys, 1 mired attorney general. Special prosecutor? dis-union, dissolution, discontent. voter fraud? election fraud. no blacks allowed. Tim Griffen resigned, caging lists, Greg Palast, missing emails no longer. Orange alert, terror dry runs, 911 in Iraq, Iraq caused 911, huh?
    Impeach them, Impeach them, Impeach them. Do not wait, have mercy, take time, listen, look around, Impeach them, Impeach them. Stop, what’s that sound?
    It’s democracy, run aground.

    July 28, 2007 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  9. AS (D) - California

    That's a good start, Lance. But please finish the story. That's only the prologue...

    July 29, 2007 02:50 am at 2:50 am |
  10. Tricia M Charlottetown PEI

    Just imagine with a new set of batteries how much more corruption he'll be able to generate!

    A Vice President with Batteries! This Administration is gettin scarier by the minute! No wonder they're against stem cell research they want to spend the money on Robotic Research.

    July 29, 2007 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  11. Denise, Salem, Oregon

    So was he able to put Bush in charge for those short hours he was under the knife?

    July 29, 2007 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  12. Rex, Toledo, Ohio

    Not relevant but these posts are hilarious and sadly, mostly true. You folks are genius!

    July 30, 2007 10:07 am at 10:07 am |