Cheneyâ€™s Release Is Expected Soon
Source: The New York Times — Former Vice President Dick Cheney could be released from the hospital as early as Monday after being treated for a heart ailment, one of his daughters said Sunday.
â€œHeâ€™s feeling better, and Iâ€™m hopeful heâ€™ll be released tomorrow,â€ his daughter Liz Cheney said on â€œFox News Sunday.â€
â€œHeâ€™s had coronary artery disease, you know, for as long as I can remember, and Iâ€™m sure heâ€™ll deal with this situation the way heâ€™s dealt with every one in the past, which is to work with his doctors,â€ she said.
Mr. Cheney, 69, who has been having heart problems since he was in his late 30s, had a minor heart attack in February. Before that, he had had four heart attacks, quadruple-bypass surgery and two procedures to unclog his arteries.
In July 2007, Mr. Cheney had a defibrillator replaced and received electric shocks to correct irregular heart rhythms.