The Associated Press has learned that former Vice President Dick Cheney received a heart transplant Saturday and is recovering at a hospital in Virginia. From their report:
An aide to Cheney said he had been waiting for a transplant for more than 20 months and does not know the identity of the heart donor.
“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,” aide Kara Ahern said in a written statement that was authenticated by several close associates of the former vice president.
Cheney has had five heart attacks in his lifetime, the most recent of which was in 2010.