Former VP Cheney Hospitalized After Experiencing Chest Pains

WASHINGTON (AP) - An aide to Dick Cheney says the former vice
president is in George Washington Hospital after experiencing chest
pains.

Cheney's assistant, Peter Long, said in a statement late Monday
that the 69-year-old Cheney was resting comfortably and his doctors
were evaluating the situation.

Cheney has a history of heart problems and has a pacemaker.

In 2008, doctors restored a normal rhythm to his heart with an
electric shock. It was the second time in less than a year that
Cheney had experienced and been treated for an atrial fibrillation,
an abnormal rhythm involving the upper chambers of the heart.

Cheney has had four heart attacks, starting when he was 37. He
has had quadruple bypass surgery and two artery-clearing
angioplasties.

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