Dick Cheney Had 'Mild Heart Attack'

Former VP doing well, in 'good spirits'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2010 2:44 PM CST
Dick Cheney Had 'Mild Heart Attack'
In this June 1, 2009, file photo, former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the National Press Club in Washington.   (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

Dick Cheney suffered his fifth heart attack yesterday but is reportedly in good condition. Cheney went to the hospital with chest pain, and "lab testing revealed evidence of a mild heart attack," a statement from his office said. "He is feeling good and is expected to be discharged in the next day or two." Cheney is said to be feeling well enough to continue work on a forthcoming book from his hospital room, CNN reports. (More Dick Cheney stories.)

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