Ex-VP Cheney hospitalized with discomfort

(AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney was admitted to the hospital yesterday after experiencing discomfort, the latest health scare for the 69-year-old Republican leader who has a long history of heart disease. Cheney was expected to remain at George Washington UniversityHospital over the weekend, said spokesman Peter Long. It was not immediately clear whether Cheney's health concern was related to his previous heart troubles. He sustained his last heartattack, deemed a mild one, in February. Cheney was not feeling well yesterday and went to see hisdoctors at George Washington University. On their advice, he wasadmitted to the hospital for further testing. Cheney's heart attack earlier this year was his fifth since age 37. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart muscle isblocked. In that episode in February, Cheney underwent a stresstest and a heart catheterization. Long said he had no other details about Cheney's condition.

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