Is Dick Cheney Too Old for a Heart Transplant?

As Dick Cheney recovers from heart transplant surgery, questions are being raised about whether the former vice president is too old for a new heart. Cheney, 71, who received the new heart Saturday at a hospital in Falls Church, Va., has been on the cardiac transplant list for more than 20 months. Some medical centers will not perform a heart transplant on patient over 65, but other major centers will perform transplants on patients who are as old as 72. In any case, transplants at Cheney's...Full Story
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