[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.
Only Minor? Come on Dick, you can pull a big one for us can't you!? I'm sure the devil is waiting.
God doesn't want him, and the devil won"t take him.
Cheney has a heart? Who would have thought!
I never wish anyone bad luck but in this instance I will make an exception.
You know what they say, "Only the good die young". He'll be around for a long time.
Just watch all the nasty comments about Cheney-Geeez-the man had a heart attack!-but all the Obamabots will blather on!
I hope he recovers and gets better.
And stay away from politics for the rest of his natural days.
I thought in order to have a heart attack you needed a heart.
Speedy recovery Mr. Vice President!
Can't say I'm surprised he had a heart attack, I bet the old man was fuming after hearing the criticisms leveled against him by Colin Powell and Gen. Petraeus. That's got to sting – even for DICK Cheney.
SO DID MY 75 YAR OLD GRANDMOTHER!!!
SHAME ON HIM EXCEPTING GOVERNMENT CARE AND HE IS NOT FOR THE PUBLIC OPTION!!!
Better luck next time, Mr. Death....
2 words: Who cares!
3 words: Maybe next time!
It must by Joe Biden's fault. He got the guy all upset on Sunday and he has a heart attack on Monday. Way to go, Joe.
Cheney has a heart? Wow. You'd never know.
Tax payer money is wasted, let him die.
There's more shoddy journalism for you. Everyone knows Cheney has no heart.
I'm truly sorry, but once again I have to say "What heart"?
It's really sad,but this man , in the later years of his life continues to be mean, nasty, and possibly dangerous .Is this really the legacy he wants to leave or does he really think people like him ? Sure,, there are some misguided souls who can relate to him but most of us would like him to quietly retire to a country estate somewhere and never be heard from again.The damage has been done.
Where's Pat Robertson when you need him. If anyone has made a deal with the devil it's Darth Vader.
Maybe he should keep his trap shut from now on and just go to his rest hole and disappear. It must be nice to have the nice health care package he has had since his first heart attack at 36. Then again, now he has all that extra halliburton money.
Healthcare that most Americans can't enjoy and not worry about!!
Another book???? WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
don't u have to have a heart to have a heart attack in the first place? the man is clearly a cyborg bent on total destruction of the united states of america!
good thing he as good insurance
glad he could 'comfortably' rely on his health care
OK, reduced blood flow to his heart.
He's had reduced blood flow to his brain for years.
You can't kill someone who is already dead!!!
None of you thought Dr. Strangelove would go this easy did you?