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Published: Friday, 6/25/2010

Former VP Cheney hospitalized

ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Dick Cheney was admitted to the hospital Friday after experiencing discomfort, the latest health scare for the 69-year-old Republican leader who has a long history of heart disease.

Mr. Cheney was expected to remain at George Washington University Hospital over the weekend, said spokesman Peter Long.

It was not immediately clear whether Mr. Cheney's health concern was related to his previous heart troubles. He sustained his last heart attack, deemed a mild one, in February.

Mr. Cheney was not feeling well on Friday and went to see his doctors at George Washington University. On their advice, he was admitted to the hospital for further testing.

Mr. Cheney's heart attack earlier this year was his fifth since age 37. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart muscle is blocked. In that episode in February, Mr. Cheney underwent a stress test and a heart catheterization.



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