Former Veep Cheney receives heart transplant

Dick Cheney has a new heart. After waiting 20 months on the transplant list, the former Vice President was operated on yesterday. Cheney has a history of heart trouble going back to the 1970's. He has suffered 5 heart attacks and had surgery several times previously. Washington Post: Former vice president Dick Cheney, who has suffered five heart attacks since his late 30s, underwent a heart transplant Saturday after more than 20 months on a transplant list, according to his office. "Although the former Vice President and his family do not know the identity of the donor, they will be forever grateful for this lifesaving gift," Cheney aide Kara Ahern said in a statement issued Saturday night. Ahern said Cheney "is thankful to the teams of doctors and other medical professionals at Inova Fairfax and George Washington University Hospital for their continued outstanding care." Cheney, 71, was recovering Saturday in the intensive care unit of Inova Fairfax Hospital in the Falls Church...(Read Full Post)