Cheney Still in Hospital After Surgery

August 2nd, 2010 by Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney is still in the hospital after undergoing heart surgery in early July, his daughter Liz said Sunday.

Ms. Cheney said her father was out of intensive care and hoped to return home in the coming week. She told “Fox News Sunday” that he was planning fly-fishing and hunting trips.

Mr. Cheney, 69, has had five heart attacks since the age of 37. In his recent surgery, at a hospital in Northern Virginia, he had a small pump implanted to help his heart work.

After the operation, Mr. Cheney said in a statement that he was entering a new phase of treatment for “increasing congestive heart failure.”

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