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SURPRISE Cheney Gets Heart Transplant FOX

Cheney Gets Heart Transplant

At 71 years old and after a 20-month wait, Dick Cheney finally has a new heart. The former VP’s office said Cheney is recovering at a Virginia hospital. “Although the former vice president and his family do not know the identity of the donor, they will be forever grateful for this lifesaving gift,” an aide’s statement read. Cheney’s waiting period was a bit longer than usual, but his age may have complicated things. According to The New York Times, transplants are generally recommended for patients under 70.

March 25, 2012 8:30 AM