The 69-year-old Republican, who has had five heart attacks in 32 years, was said to be suffering “discomfort” and was taken to hospital for further testing.
A statement issued by his office said: “Former vice president Cheney was not feeling well and was seen this afternoon by his doctors in their offices at George Washington University. “On the advice of his physicians, he was admitted to the hospital for further testing. “He is expected to remain in the hospital over the weekend.”
He suffered his fifth heart attack in February and has undergone quadruple bypass surgery and two artery-clearing angioplasties. He has also twice been treated with electrical shocks for atrial fibrillation, an abnormal heart rhythm that places him at risk of a stroke if not treated. (Source)