Dick Cheney is in the hospital for tests after he experienced shortness of breath. I wasn't completely aware of his medical history:
I'm glad that at least one conservative believes that publically funded health insurance should cover conditions that are partially brought on by the patient's own stupid behavior. As long as it's his own, at least.
His first heart attack occurred in 1978, when he was 37. He had a second in 1984, and after suffering his third heart attack, in 1988, Cheney had quadruple bypass surgery to clear clogged arteries.
On Nov. 22, 2000, Cheney suffered what doctors called a "very slight" heart attack and had an angioplasty to open a clogged artery.
Cheney was back in the hospital on March 5, 2001, after complaining of chest pains. Doctors performed another angioplasty to reopen the same artery.
After his fourth heart attack, Cheney quit smoking, began regular daily exercises for 30 minutes on a treadmill and said he began watching his diet. He takes medication to lower his cholesterol.