NPR logo

Cheney Begins Heart Transplant Recovery

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/149331737/149332034" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Cheney Begins Heart Transplant Recovery

Politics

Cheney Begins Heart Transplant Recovery

Cheney Begins Heart Transplant Recovery

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/149331737/149332034" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Former Vice President Dick Cheney underwent a heart transplant Saturday, after waiting 20 months for a donor.

SUSAN STAMBERG, BYLINE: Another story we're following today, former Vice President Dick Cheney is recovering after undergoing a heart transplant yesterday. The 71-year-old Cheney has struggled with heart problems for more than 30 years. He suffered his first heart attack when he was 37. The most recent was in 2010.

Cheney had the procedure at a Virginia hospital near Washington. His office reports that he's been on the transplant list for more than 20 months.

You're listening to NPR News.

Copyright © 2012 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.