Cheney Had Mild Heart Attack, Tests Show

February 23, 2010 - 3:20 PM
An aide to Dick Cheney says tests on the former vice president showed "evidence of a mild heart attack."
Washington (AP) - An aide to Dick Cheney says tests on the former vice president showed "evidence of a mild heart attack."
 
Cheney was admitted to a Washington hospital on Monday after experiencing chest pains.
 
Aide Peter Long issued a statement Tuesday saying lab tests at George Washington University Hospital found "evidence of a mild heart attack." Long said the 69-year-old Cheney underwent a stress test and a heart procedure.
 
He said Cheney was feeling good and was expected to be released from the hospital before the end of the week.
 
Cheney has a history of heart problems. The newly diagnosed heart attack is his fifth since age 37.