American Heart Association

Secret to former VP Cheney’s success fighting heart disease? Being a good patient

Dick Cheney has been vice president of the United States and Secretary of Defense. He’s been a member of Congress and CEO of a Fortune 500 company.
He wouldn’t have been able to do any of it if not for another role in which he’s excelled: patient.

From the first indication […]

Former VP Cheney to discuss his journey as a heart patient at Scientific Sessions

Just about the time his heartbeat became irregular, pacemakers were becoming a reliable treatment.

Just about the time his cholesterol was getting out of whack, cholesterol-reducing statin drugs were becoming a reliable treatment.

Just about the time he needed a way to keep his heart working while awaiting a transplant, the […]

November 17th, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: |1 Comment

Former VP Dick Cheney says heart troubles were always on his mind

Dick Cheney had already survived five heart attacks, the first at age 37. He’d undergone multiple surgeries, including coronary artery bypass, stenting and angioplasty.

But by the summer of 2010 the former Vice President’s heart health was in serious decline. While at home in Jackson Hole, Wyo., he blacked out […]