Cheney Found to Have Irregular Heartbeat

By Nitya

Nov 26, 2007 3:40pm

ABC News’ Jennifer Duck Reports: After a doctor’s visit this morning to check up on a lingering cough from a cold, Vice President Dick Cheney was found to have an irregular heartbeat.

"During examination he was incidentally found to have an irregular heartbeat, which on further testing was determined to be atrial fibrillation, an abnormal rhythm involving the upper chambers of the heart," said Cheney spokesperson Megan Mitchell in a statement released on Monday.

The Vice President visited George Washington University Hospital in the afternoon for further evaluation and doctors used an electrical impulse to restore the upper chambers of Cheney’s heart to normal rhythm,

The White House said in a statement that the treatment went smoothly and that Cheney will resume his normal schedule on Tuesday.

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