Dick Cheney recovering at Virginia hospital after undergoing heart transplant surgery on Saturday


Keep it clean but feel free to bitch about the fact that a 71 year old man with this kind of health history-

Cheney's long histories of cardiovascular disease and periodic need for urgent health care raised questions of whether he was medically fit to serve in public office.[149] Once a heavy smoker, Cheney sustained the first of five heart attacks in 1978, at age 37. Subsequent attacks in 1984, 1988, 2000, and 2010 have resulted in moderate contractile dysfunction of his left ventricle.[150] [151] He underwent four-vessel coronary artery bypass grafting in 1988, coronary artery stenting in November 2000, urgent coronary balloon angioplasty in March 2001, and the implantation of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator in June, 2001.[150]

is getting a heart transplant. Wonder if he had to go thru his health insurance to get an okay?


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney had a heart transplant Saturday and is recovering at a Virginia hospital, his office said.

An aide to Cheney said he had been waiting for a transplant for more than 20 months and does not know the identity of the heart donor.

"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," aide Kara Ahern said in a written statement that was authenticated by several close associates of the former vice president.

Cheney was recovering Saturday night at the Intensive Care Unit of Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., after surgery earlier in the day.

  • Timmygoat1

    Now  he has had a transplant, do you think he has had a change of "heart'?

  • Bill Heffner

    Jason, I dislike Cheney every bit as much as you do, but the day that we start making medical decisions based on judgements of a person's moral character we have descended into hell. That is, to me, a completely unnacceptable position for this nation to take.

  • Scott1960

    I believe the correct term in this case is 'implant'...

  • A RWNJ gave me flack for disrespecting Cheney. Sorry, I've no respect for a man who helped orchestrate an illegal war that cost us 4500 young lives. Cheney's the scum of the earth, and his transplant should've gone to someone else. RWNJ's can genuflect to the Lord God Cheney all they want, just don't tell ME he deserves ANY respect. I served in the military he disgraced through his lies, torture, and rendition. The only thing he can do to redeem himself in my mind, is to turn himself in for trial as a war criminal. If he thinks he did nothing wrong, he ought to be able to prove it.

  • theoracle

    Former VP Dick Cheney will recover from heart surgery just in time to be put in charge of vetting and helping select Mitt Romney's VP running mate...and Dick Cheney will select himself.

  • Oh, BTW: #Cheney isn't Darth Vader. Vader had a shred of good left in him... #p2

  • I'm holding out hope he'll be arrested & tried for war crimes;  Longer life, more chances. Also, I want him alive so I can rag on his criminal ass some more.

  • This has to be a bogus report.  Everyone knows Cheney never had a heart.

    Unless... maybe the Wizard of Oz lives in Falls Church?