Former Vice President Dick Cheney received a heart transplant on Saturday, his office announced.
The statement said Cheney had been on the transplant list for 20 months and did not know the identity of the donor.
“Although the former vice president and his family do not know the identity of the donor, they will be forever grateful for this lifesaving gift,” the statement read.
Cheney, who served as President George W. Bush’s vice president from 2001 to 2009, has a long history of heart problems. He suffered his first heart attack at age 37 and his fifth in 2010. In 1988, he underwent quadruple bypass surgery and has had several other heart surgeries since then.
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