March 24, 2012
Former Vice President Dick Cheney has received a heart transplant, according to media reports citing information from Cheney’s office. Cheney’s office dislcosed the information Saturday and said he had been a transplant waiting list more than 20 months, Associated Press reported. A Cheney aide said he is recovering in the intensive care unit at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. The aide said Cheney didn’t know the donor’s identity. Cheney, who was vice president for President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009, suffered a heart attack in 2010, his fifth since the age of 37, AP said. He had bypass surgery in 1988, as well as two subsequent angioplasties to clear narrowed coronary arteries. In 2001, he had a special pacemaker implanted in his chest, AP said.