April 3, 2012 |
Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released from the hospital Tuesday, 10 days after receiving a heart transplant, his office announced. The surgery on Cheney, who has had a long history of heart troubles, was performed at Inova Fairfax Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute in Falls Church, Va. In a prepared statement, Cheney thanked his doctors and the unknown donor. "Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released today from Inova Fairfax Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute ten days after heart transplant surgery.
March 27, 2012 |
Dick Cheney has been adjusting well to his new heart, talking and standing less than two days after receiving it Saturday. The former vice president "is doing very well" and his doctors are "very pleased" with his recovery from the transplant surgery, according to his aide, Kara Ahern. The 71-year-old Cheney received his new heart at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., after a lifetime of heart disease, including five heart attacks. He joined the waiting list for a transplant in 2010.
March 26, 2012 |
(This post has been corrected. See note at bottom.) Is it unusual for senior citizens to receive heart transplants? The question is being asked in the wake of news that former Vice President Dick Cheney just got one at age 71. The short answer: less unusual than it used to be. Consider the following numbers, courtesy of the United Network for Organ Sharing, which manages the national transplant system for the federal government....
March 24, 2012 |
Former Vice President Dick Cheney had a heart transplant Saturday, according to a statement released from his office. Cheney, 71, received the new organ after being on a transplant list for more than 20 months, the Associated Press reported . Cheney's office said he was recovering in the intensive care unit of Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. Aide Kara Ahern said in the statement that Cheney and his family do not know...
March 13, 2012 |
Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney was making headlines Tuesday after canceling an appearance in Toronto , reportedly citing safety concerns. "Dick Cheney cancels Toronto trip, says Canada is too dangerous," bleated the headline in the National Post, which made the story a featured headline pick Tuesday on its homepage at www.nationalpost.com . Ryan Ruppert, president of promotions company Spectre Live Corp., which scheduled Cheney's April 24 appearance at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, said Cheney and his daughter, Elizabeth, canceled citing safety concerns.
December 5, 2011 |
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether a Secret Service agent can be held liable for arresting a Colorado man who confronted then-Vice President Dick Cheney and told him his "policies in Iraq are disgusting. " The justices will decide whether the arrest violated the 1st Amendment because it was done in retaliation for the critical comments. Obama administration lawyers had urged the high court to take up the case and throw out the lawsuit against the Secret Service agent.