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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Former VP Dick Cheney Recovering After Heart Transplant Surgery

By Susan Duclos

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, 71 years old, underwent a heart transplant after waiting 20 months on the heart transplant list and suffering five heart attacks since the late 1930's and is recovering in the intensive care unit of Inova Fairfax Hospital in the Falls Church area from the surgery.

“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 started his political career in 1969 and throughout the years he has been an intern, Congressman, Secretary of Defense, and held many a committee positions in between, and last but not least, Vice President under George W. Bush.

You can read his full biography over at

Speedy recovery to Dick Cheney and best wishes to his family and friends.

[Update] Liberals are keeping it classy!! (NOT)