Cheney's Heart

If the would-be Vice President is to avoid another attack, he needs to make some changes--fast

In the wake of Dick Cheney's most recent heart attack, everybody (this columnist included) was quick to praise both Cheney and his doctors--him for checking into the hospital without delay; them for taking aggressive action once he arrived. Almost lost in the congratulatory spin, however, was the fact that the would-be Vice President is still a sick man.

Regardless of how well Cheney fields reporters' questions or waves to the cameras, he can't erase a history of four heart attacks, one quadruple-bypass surgery and a coronary artery propped open with a metal stent--all over a 22-year period in a man considered...

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