Cheney recuperating at George Washington University Hospital

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By Michael D. Shear
Washington Post staff writer
Sunday, June 27, 2010

Former vice president Richard B. Cheney continued to recuperate Saturday at George Washington University Hospital, where he had been admitted a day earlier after complaining of being uncomfortable.

Cheney, 69, has a history of heart attacks dating to before the 2000 election. In February, he had a mild heart attack, his fifth, and had a heart valve catheterized.

After Cheney was admitted Friday, his spokesman, Peter Long, said he was expected to remain at the hospital through the weekend. Long said Cheney had been admitted on the advice of his physicians.

It was unclear Saturday whether Cheney had a heart attack or whether the incident was related to the heart trouble he had earlier this year.

Cheney had his first heart attack at age 37.


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