Dick Cheney receives heart transplant: aide

By Andrew Jones
Saturday, March 24, 2012 19:38 EDT
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney (AFP).
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney received a heart transplant Saturday afternoon at a Virginia hospital, according to the Associated Press.

Cheney, who suffered his fifth heart attack in 2010, did not know the identity of the heart donor after waiting 20 months for the operation, as told to the AP by his aide Kara Ahern.

Cheney is recovering at the Intensive Care Unit Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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