Cheney suffered mild heart attack

(AP)

Family members say former Vice President Dick Cheney suffered a “mild” heart attack earlier this week.

Cheney was hospitalized Monday with chest pains — the latest in several trips to the hospital in what has been a long, protracted battle with heart disease.

Lab tests at George Washington University Hospital revealed Tuesday Cheney had, indeed, suffered a heart attack — his fifth since he was 37.

“The whole family has been working with heart disease for decades,” political consultant Mary Matalin told The Associated Press. “They are vigilant and attuned to treatment.”

Matalin said the 69-year-old Cheney “knows how to live” with his heart condition.

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7 Responses to "Cheney suffered mild heart attack"

  1. sherry  February 24, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Who knew Cheney had a heart? Wonders never cease.

  2. Fulham  February 24, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I think he needs to retire to his Florida home. Today. And stay there. Off camera and off mic.

  3. Klaus Hergeschimmer  February 25, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Matlin’s trying to make excuses for Phallus. Phallus was notorious for eating like a pig and he mended his ways a bit but he’s back to eating those Big Macs again.

  4. Jim  February 25, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Hell, he ain’t got nothing to worry about. The devil doesn’t want him, and he sure ain’t going to heaven, so we are going to have to put up with this pos for a long time.

  5. Klaus Hergeschimmer  February 27, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    “The Horror -The Horror”

  6. Klaus Hergeschimmer  February 28, 2010 at 3:55 am

    Yeah, that’s for sure Woody…I think ol’ Cheney will be fitted for a Pine Overcoat any time now -He’s pretty ripe

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