Dick Cheney undergoes heart transplant surgery
March 24th, 2012
07:24 PM ET
10 years ago

Dick Cheney undergoes heart transplant surgery

(CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney was recovering Saturday evening after undergoing heart transplant surgery, his office said.

Cheney, 71, had surgery at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia.


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  1. ThinkAgain

    We've been paying for this evil man's medical treatment for his whole adult life and what have we gotten in return? An illegal war, lies, fear, foul language on the Senate floor ... the only thing I can commend him on is his acceptance of his gay daughter.

    March 25, 2012 02:26 am at 2:26 am |
  2. ThinkAgain

    How many people covered by private insurance would be allowed to have a heart transplant at his age and with his medical history?

    I know my late father-in-law wasn't granted one at 71, even though otherwise he was in good health ... and he died of congestive heart failure within a few years.

    BTW, he was a World War II vet who served in Italy, so unlike Chickenhawk Dick, my later father-in-law actually put his life on the line for his country (and after WWII went to college on the GI Bill, became and engineer and worked on the Apollo space program – Stage II rockets, to be exact).

    March 25, 2012 02:29 am at 2:29 am |
  3. Donkey Party

    Simple enough procedure. Cut open breastplate, remove dirty lump of coal, install new lump of clean-coal.

    March 25, 2012 02:55 am at 2:55 am |
  4. Donkey Party

    How long did it take to find the heart (not the one for transplant, the one that's supposedly already in Cheeney)?

    March 25, 2012 02:58 am at 2:58 am |
  5. your dilusional

    your dilusional people FACE REALITY

    March 25, 2012 03:06 am at 3:06 am |
  6. Franny

    So sad that someone once again had to die for Mr. Cheney. I'm sure that heart would have been better used on someone deserving, and younger. There are worse things than death. Like suffering. Still I wish him a recovery, because that's what folks with a heart do.

    March 25, 2012 05:25 am at 5:25 am |
  7. 2012liberal

    @larry l @put him on the dock my thought exactly!!

    March 25, 2012 07:02 am at 7:02 am |
  8. Dave

    You know what they say about Karma.

    March 25, 2012 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
  9. Voltaire

    It is sad that Fascist and War Criminal Chaney gets a new lease on his old life when he sent so many young people to die.

    March 25, 2012 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
  10. diridi

    This idiot is nation's evil. he is a taliban of America. but get well soon with different heart.

    March 25, 2012 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
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