Former VP Cheney hospitalized
By BEN FELLER (AP) – 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Dick Cheney was admitted to the hospital Friday after experiencing discomfort, the latest health scare for the 69-year-old Republican leader who has a long history of heart disease.
Cheney was expected to remain at George Washington University Hospital over the weekend, said spokesman Peter Long.
It was not immediately clear whether Cheney's health concern was related to his previous heart troubles. He sustained his last heart attack, deemed a mild one, in February.
Cheney was not feeling well on Friday and went to see his doctors at George Washington University. On their advice, he was admitted to the hospital for further testing.
Cheney's heart attack earlier this year was his fifth since age 37. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart muscle is blocked. In that episode in February, Cheney underwent a stress test and a heart catheterization.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A spokesman for Dick Cheney says the former vice president has been admitted to a hospital after reporting discomfort.
Spokesman Peter Long says Cheney was not feeling well Friday afternoon and was seen by his doctors at George Washington University. He was admitted to the university's hospital for more testing. Cheney has a history of heart trouble, although the cause of his latest health problem was not clear.
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Dick Cheney is in the hospital, if he dies I'm going to bake a cake the shape of a flaccid elephant penis.