February 23rd, 2010
02:14 PM ET
12 years ago

Cheney suffered mild heart attack, office says

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/23/art.cheney.cpac.gi.jpg caption="Former Vice President Dick Cheney suffered a mild heart attack Monday."]Washington (CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney suffered a mild heart attack Monday when he complained of chest pains and was hospitalized, his office said Tuesday.

"Lab testing revealed evidence of a mild heart attack," the statement said. "He underwent a stress test and a heart catheterization. He is feeling good and is expected to be discharged in the next day or two."

During the catheterization, which took place at George Washington University Hospital, doctors examined blood flow to the heart and tested how well the heart was pumping.

In the procedure, a doctor inserts a catheter, a thin plastic tube, into an artery or vein in the arm or leg and threads it into the chambers of the heart or into the coronary arteries. The test can measure blood pressure within the heart and how much oxygen the blood contains.

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soundoff (101 Responses)
  1. Angie in PA

    WHO CARES???

    February 23, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  2. mk

    Too bad.

    February 23, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  3. Pepou

    The man has no heart, don't you know ?

    February 23, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  4. Angie in PA

    Maybe the Stress of admitting on ABC News that he is a war criminal maybe Dick might get whats coming to him JAIL!

    February 23, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  5. faye moghtader

    all that lies and dishonestly is finally catching up to him,he is not even man enough to admit at this age of his life all the wrong doings,at least general powell is a man of intergrity,more than i can say about dick chaney

    February 23, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  6. james Miller

    Don`t bother with news of "another" heart attack----- just let us know when his "last" one strikes.

    February 23, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  7. B

    Too bad,we where all hoping....

    February 23, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  8. Carlos

    Great, now he has a longer lease on life to spew his special brand of vitriol. Just what America needs.

    February 23, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  9. Don from Delaware

    Ding dong the witch is ..........

    February 23, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  10. .....

    i tell you this man is the devil...he's survived more heart attacks than any person i know! leave us already sheesh!

    February 23, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  11. Chavezzz

    The fact this man is still alive is proof there is no god.

    February 23, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  12. David

    I thought cyborgs were heartless

    February 23, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  13. john

    wow, wish the rest of us could have such great health care...

    February 23, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  14. rta

    while i don't wish cheney ill, but maybe his heart is trying to tell him that all of the hate he expouses is not good for him

    February 23, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  15. Danny

    Cheney...Heart....Oh please you must be joking.

    February 23, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  16. If I was crazy, I'd be a conservative too

    The Dick had a bad week, and that may have led to his chest pains. Gen. Patraeus and Colin Powell pointed out that the Dick was wrong about Obama not keeping us safe, and the memos released showed that the Dick was lying about the information gathered because of torture. Keep the Dick alive for the war crimes court.

    February 23, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  17. Maria from VT

    I hope he dies

    February 23, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  18. Betty in Arizona

    Are we suppose to feel sorry for a man who has blood dripping off his hands? Karma is the way I see it. Best insurance taxpayer money can buy.

    February 23, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  19. coherent1

    As disgusted as I am with your evil political tactics.......I hope you get well soon so you can face your destiny like a man.

    February 23, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  20. Ben in Texas

    I don't want to see Cheney fall dead of a heart attack. No, no. I'm holding out for lethal injection.

    February 23, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  21. mario ca.

    Poor thing

    February 23, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  22. hongli

    Cheney as more lives than a cat but he is going downhill faster than ever.

    February 23, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  23. How odd, CNN bashing conservatives?

    How odd, the CNN bloggers are using this as a chance to thrash Cheyney.

    That's really weird, I'm sure CNN is appalled at the things being said about Cheyney.

    February 23, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  24. D.Blue

    A heart attack on Dick Cheney is the same as a Big Foot attack.
    Big Foot does not exist, and neither does Dick Cheneys Heart!

    February 23, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  25. Irma in North Carolina

    I wonder if this was meant to be a wake up call from his maker for spreading all the hate and lies about the president. Of course I thought it would slow down Rush a bit, but he is worse than he ever was. Of course i dont suppose Dick cant get it through his head either. Palin needs to be next for a wake up call, she is just as bad as those two are.

    February 23, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
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