Cheney released from hospital after heart transplant

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney has been released from a Virginia hospital following heart transplant surgery ten days ago, according to his office.

Spokeswoman Kara Ahern said Cheney has “deep gratitude to the donor and the donor’s family for this remarkable gift.”

“He would like to thank the physicians at Inova Fairfax and George Washington University Hospitals for the outstanding care they have provided,” Ahern said. “He and his family are also grateful to the ICU nursing staff at the Heart and Vascular Institute.”

Before heart transplant surgery on March 24, the 71-year-old former vice president had suffered five heart attacks.

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