July 12th, 2008
10:21 AM ET
15 years ago

Physical shows Cheney's 'cardiac status remains stable'

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Washington (CNN)— Vice President Dick Cheney, who has a history of heart ailments dating back to age 37, finished his annual physical exam Saturday morning with no problems detected.

Spokeswoman Megan Mitchell said the 67-year old’s “cardiac status remains stable.”

Cheney underwent a series of tests that showed no sign of a recurrence of the irregular heart beat detected by physicians in November 2007 - later determined to be atrial fibrillation.

The routine check-up, which occurred at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC, also included a physical exam, an electrocardiogram, and an “imaging of the stents placed in the arteries behind his knees in 2005,” said Mitchell.

Mr. Cheney is said to have returned to the Naval Observatory where he will resume his normal schedule

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soundoff (49 Responses)
  1. An American Whiner



    July 12, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  2. Jim

    Don't you first have to possess a heart in order for your cardiac situation to be stable?

    July 12, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  3. Bill

    Heart? What heart? Oh, by the way, Cheney's proctologist called and said that he found his head.

    July 12, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  4. Bulldog

    Good, so when he is in jail he won't get any medical breaks.

    July 12, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  5. frank

    Your kidding? He has a heart?

    July 12, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  6. Perla

    Of course, “cardiac status remains stable” could also mean they weren't able to find one yet.

    July 12, 2008 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  7. Pat Va

    ...as opposed to his UNSTABLE mental capacities. I would really love to know if people running for the highest office in the land are ever tested psychologically (prior to running for office)? If not, why not? And if so, why is the American public not privy to that information?

    July 12, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  8. McCain=the draft

    Yeah, back to his normal schedule of screwing the american people.

    July 12, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  9. Guy

    Good for him, now get off the national stage, you crook.

    July 12, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  10. BIG DEAL??

    Spokeswoman Megan Mitchell said the 67-year old’s “cardiac status remains stable.”..........Now he STAND FACE the MUSIC (CRIMINAL)

    July 12, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  11. PE

    So......said Cheney.

    July 12, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  12. bk

    Cheny ran the White House because Bush didn't have the experience and now some people want to elect Obama another one with no experience. I wonder who the vp is going to be and run the White House this time.

    July 12, 2008 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  13. Shari, NYC

    It's so annoying how people like Cheney are "stable" and great guys like Russert must leave us. *sigh*

    July 12, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  14. Ratgurl

    He actually HAS a heart?

    July 12, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  15. DeeJam - Los Angeles

    It's stable because he could care less about the American people and our troubles. Any rightous leader would be stressed out with all the damage they've done to America in the last 7.5 years.

    July 12, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  16. Joshua College Station Texas

    keep him alive so we can send him to prison

    July 12, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  17. SUSIE

    the 67-year old’s “cardiac status remains stable.”NOW he can STAND TRAIL !!!

    July 12, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  18. Mohammed

    what heart?

    July 12, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  19. Allen Friedman--- Henderson, Nevada

    In the medical sence the vice president might have a heart but in the human sence Mr. Cheney is heartless and gutless.

    July 12, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  20. just another whiner

    i'm glad his heart is fine.his head could use some retooling,tho.he can get free phsychological help,when he's imprisoned at gitmo,for war crimes.

    July 12, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  21. john

    He can afford to get checked. Millions of Americans have to wait until the heart attack before they see a doctor. McSame gets checked every 3 months. I guess he thinks he deserves it more than the rest of us. Creeps is the fitting name for these guys.

    July 12, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  22. Danny

    Dick, you have been great. Thank you for taking care fo oru country. Otherwise it would have become a third-world country. Imagine if Barack becomes our president, I think we will be like Kenya. Take it from me.

    July 12, 2008 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  23. JA Cook

    How can his heart be okay when he has none?

    July 12, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  24. William, from Cali!

    That's real good to know; and thank you, for telling us.What I want to know is; what is the Naval Observatory? where is it located? and what is his, "normal schedule", these days, that he has to be there.

    July 12, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
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