Dick Cheney Released from Hospital After Heart Transplant Surgery


Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released from the hospital Tuesday, ten days after receiving heart transplant surgery, according to a written statement released by his office. The surgery was performed at Inova Fairvax Hospital in Virgina.

"He would like to thank the physicians at Inova Fairfax and George Washington University Hospitals for the outstanding care they have provided.  He and his family are also grateful to the ICU nursing staff at the Heart and Vascular Institute," according to the statement. "As he leaves the hospital, the former Vice President and his family want to again express their deep gratitude to the donor and the donor's family for this remarkable gift."

Cheney's eldest daughter, Liz, tweeted a picture of her father's homecoming this morning. The tweet had one word: "Home."

Read more here about how Cheney came to get his new heart.

And read here about his long history of heart troubles.

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