Gunco Forums banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,386 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
BREAKING NEWS
NBC News and news services
Updated: 2:14 p.m. ET Nov. 13, 2004

WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney, who has a history of heart trouble, was taken to a hospital on Saturday for tests after experiencing some shortness of breath, a White House spokesman said.

Cheney is at George Washington University Hospital where hospital staff say initial tests indicate that he did not have a heart attack, NBC's Pete Williams reported.

"He experienced some shortness of breath Saturday morning and has had a bad cold, which could be the cause for the shortness of breath," spokesman Ken Lisaius said.

President Bush was notified, Lisaius said.

Cheney's cardiologist, Dr. Jonathan Reiner, was to oversee the tests.

The 63-year-old Cheney has had four heart attacks, although none as vice president. He kept up a heavy travel schedule during Bush's re-election campaign, often traveling with his wife, Lynne Cheney.

Lisaius said Cheney is taking every precaution "as anyone with history should do" and is having himself checked out. It was unclear whether Cheney would be admitted to the hospital, or would be there only for tests.

In June 2001, he had a pacemaker implanted in his chest. At his annual heart checkup on May 11, doctors determined that the pacemaker, called an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, was working fine and never had had to assist his heart.

The device is designed to activate automatically if needed to regulate the patient's heartbeat.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,341 Posts
Been watching TV for an hour without hearing anything about it! Thanks for the post.

Eventually, the issue will arise as who will replace Cheney? Even if he does not die in office, the Bush Administration must be prepared for the possibility. My guess is Colin Powell might be tagged for the number 2 spot.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,233 Posts
[font=Palatino, Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif][size=+2]Hospital releases Cheney
? no heart abnormalities
[/size][/font]
[font=Palatino, Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif][size=+1]Vice president admitted self
following shortness of breath
[/size][/font]
[size=-1]Posted: November 13, 2004
5:12 p.m. Eastern

[/size] [font=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times] [/font] [font=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times][font=Palatino, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times, serif]
[size=-1] ? 2004 WorldNetDaily.com [/size] [/font] [/font]



[font=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]Vice President Dick Cheney has left a Washington hospital following medical tests. [/font]

[font=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]The tests, reportedly, showed no heart abnormalities ? a concern, given Cheney's long history of cardiovascular problems. He told reporters he felt "fine" while leaving the hospital with his wife, Lynn. [/font]

[font=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]"Tests ruled out any cardiac cause of the vice president's symptoms," said Dr. Jonathan Reiner, Chaeney's cardiologist. "Tests also ruled out pneumonia and other pulmonary causes. The vice president likely has a viral, upper respiratory infection." [/font]

[font=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]The vice president had been transported to a Washington, D.C. hospital earlier today following complaints of shortness of breath, White House spokesmen said. [/font]

[font=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times][/font] [font=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]"On the recommendation of his doctors, the vice president is going to George Washington University Hospital for some tests," spokesman Ken Lisaius told reporters. "He experienced some shortness of breath Saturday morning and has had a bad cold, which could be the cause for the shortness of breath." [/font]

[font=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]Cheney has a history of heart trouble, having experienced four heart attacks in the past. His first was in 1978 when he was 37 years old. Following a third heart attack in 1988, Cheney had quadruple bypass surgery. He had a pacemaker implanted in 2001. The device was reportedly still working properly during his May 11, 2004, checkup when he was given a clean bill of health by his doctors. [/font]

[font=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]Cheney, 63, had returned from a hunting trip this week with a cold that left him short of breath, Republican strategist Mary Matalin told Associated Press. Despite feeling fine otherwise, his cardiologist recommended he go to the hospital for tests, given his health history. [/font]

[font=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]"When I talked to him, he sounded just fine," Matalin said. [/font]

[font=Palatino, Book Antiqua, Times New Roman, Georgia, Times]The vice president reportedly went to the hospital in a motorcade from his residence and walked in unassisted. No ambulance was called. [/font]
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top