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. donttreadonme

    Vice President Cheney get well soon. Your service to your country will be remembered as honorable. Too bad that mindless liberals sheep are brainwashed into believing that you are an evil man. The sheep on the left demonize anyone who doesn’t agree with their ideas of collectivism and basic lack of morality. In the end it will be proven that liberals do not have the courage to defend our American way of life, thank god for Patriots as yourself!

    February 23, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  2. AJ

    Oh geez, it would seem that the numbers would be against this monster but he just keeps ticking. Maybe next time...

    February 23, 2010 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    couldn't care less about this pond scum. He should have done the world a favor and just died.

    February 23, 2010 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  4. Obama reads his lies, unions thrive, gov't grows, national debt grows, with our freedoms and economic private sector engine taken away from us.

    Get well soon great former Vice President. You will go down as one of the greatest.

    You were a far better Vice President and leader than the clowns that are running the show now, and I mean both the current President and VP.

    February 23, 2010 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    couldn't care less about this pond scum. He should have done the world a favor and just died.

    February 23, 2010 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  6. Randy, San Francisco

    Dick Cheney is entitled to excellent medical care in a maximum security federal facility after his conviction for war crimes against humanity.

    February 23, 2010 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  7. MagicB

    What kind of Health Care plan is he on? I want it...
    20+ heart attacks and he's still alive

    February 23, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  8. Evette

    I sincerely hope that he doesn't make a full recovery

    February 23, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  9. Tom

    What goes around comes around.

    February 23, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  10. ALL THE BEST, SIR!

    I hope you live long enough to be executed as a traitor and a war criminal.

    February 23, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  11. Daniel

    Oh come on...we all know he doesn't have one.

    February 23, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  12. A Patriot

    Thank goodness, Dick had health insurance! One can only imagine how the 40 miilion or so Americans who don't would have been treated.

    February 23, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  13. Greg, San Francisco, CA

    All that anger and vitriol takes a toll on the person who spews it.

    February 23, 2010 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  14. John in WV

    I wish the Vice President well. Whether for or against, he's been a faithful public servant. However, it is time for him to leave politics. There is too much partisanship in gov't and it is destroying the country. No one can deny that Mr. Cheney is as partisan as you can get.

    February 23, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  15. Papasan in AZ

    Cheney had a Heart Attack because his dividend check from Halliburton is shrinking...

    P.S.Wait till he sees what the History Books have to say about him...

    February 23, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  16. ProfBill

    This man doesn't have a HEART, just a pump of some kind...

    February 23, 2010 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  17. Cato

    It would do him some good to sit back and let the evilness of his personality stay within and stop showing it to the world. Less stress...

    February 23, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  18. byron

    can you die already?

    February 23, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  19. Sadie

    This man needs to DIE......either he can go on to Heaven where God can show him the error of his ways and spend the rest of his life making up his sins by Helping President Obama achieve all of his Goals.........OR he can go to HELL where he can sit at the Right Hand of Satan and continue to do the EVIL WORK of SATAN as he has done all his life here on earth.....

    February 23, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  20. BK

    hmmm, maybe called karma for all the ill doing.

    February 23, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  21. Cincinnatian

    ...If only all Americans had the health insurance that he enjoys...

    February 23, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  22. Just Saying...

    You have to have a heart to have a heart attack...

    February 23, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    i am thouroughly convinced that tis idiot will be on this earth for a long long time. Lord help us.

    February 23, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  24. ~~ JULY ~~

    Must be all the lying that is killing him.

    February 23, 2010 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  25. Charlie in Maine

    I wish him a speedy recovery and a long (and silent) retirement.

    February 23, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
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