Dick Cheney recovering from heart transplant

Posted on: 8:24 pm, March 24, 2012, by , updated on: 09:06pm, March 24, 2012

Dick Cheney

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (CBS News) – Former Vice President Dick Cheney received a heart transplant on Saturday, his office announced.

A statement from the former vice president’s office said the 71-year-old is now recovering in the intensive care unit of Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., outside Washington.

The statement said Cheney had been on the transplant list for 20 months and did not know the identity of the donor.

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