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Cheney receives clean bill of health

From Dana Bash
CNN Washington Bureau

Vice President Dick Cheney
Vice President Dick Cheney

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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Vice President Dick Cheney received a clean bill of health Tuesday during a routine checkup, according to his spokeswoman.

"The vice president was told by his doctors that all the news was very good," said spokeswoman Jennifer Millerwise.

"The ICD did not detect or treat any sign of arrhythmia," she said, referring to an implantable cardioverter defibrillator Cheney has inside his chest that monitors problems that could lead to a heart attack.

Millerwise said the vice president was at George Washington University Medical Center for a couple of hours Tuesday undergoing a series of tests, including an electrocardiogram, an echocardiogram and a stress test.

The spokeswoman said Cheney is "back at work" and will be attending meetings Tuesday afternoon on Capitol Hill before returning to the White House.

Cheney has had four heart attacks and undergoes frequent monitoring by his physicians. He had a pacemaker installed more than two years ago.


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