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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  1. cjr

    No comment!

    February 23, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  2. aaron

    Only Minor? Come on Dick, you can pull a big one for us can't you!? I'm sure the devil is waiting.

    February 23, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    God doesn't want him, and the devil won"t take him.

    Too bad.

    February 23, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  4. ?

    Cheney has a heart? Who would have thought!

    February 23, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  5. Paul C.

    I never wish anyone bad luck but in this instance I will make an exception.

    February 23, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  6. SH in TX

    You know what they say, "Only the good die young". He'll be around for a long time.

    February 23, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  7. John from LA

    Just watch all the nasty comments about Cheney-Geeez-the man had a heart attack!-but all the Obamabots will blather on!

    February 23, 2010 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  8. Padraig

    I hope he recovers and gets better.

    And stay away from politics for the rest of his natural days.

    February 23, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  9. Liberal4Obama

    I thought in order to have a heart attack you needed a heart.

    February 23, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  10. Charlie

    Speedy recovery Mr. Vice President!

    February 23, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  11. notfooledbydistractions

    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.

    February 23, 2010 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  12. un-sung

    SO DID MY 75 YAR OLD GRANDMOTHER!!!

    SHAME ON HIM EXCEPTING GOVERNMENT CARE AND HE IS NOT FOR THE PUBLIC OPTION!!!

    February 23, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  13. Greg

    Better luck next time, Mr. Death....

    February 23, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  14. BestProfitCompany = WAR

    2 words: Who cares!

    or

    3 words: Maybe next time!

    February 23, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  15. Ken in PIsgah Forest

    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.

    February 23, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  16. Robert

    Cheney has a heart? Wow. You'd never know.

    February 23, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  17. shooter

    Tax payer money is wasted, let him die.

    February 23, 2010 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  18. Dave

    There's more shoddy journalism for you. Everyone knows Cheney has no heart.

    February 23, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  19. normajean

    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.

    February 23, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  20. Marie MD

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 23, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  21. travis l

    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!

    February 23, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  22. dft

    good thing he as good insurance

    February 23, 2010 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  23. paul

    glad he could 'comfortably' rely on his health care

    February 23, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  24. harry hoginboom

    OK, reduced blood flow to his heart.
    He's had reduced blood flow to his brain for years.

    February 23, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  25. Jason

    You can't kill someone who is already dead!!!
    None of you thought Dr. Strangelove would go this easy did you?

    February 23, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
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