Cheney Recovering from Heart Transplant

10:03 AM, Mar 27, 2012   |    comments
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CHICAGO (AP) - Doctors say it's unlikely that former Vice President Dick Cheney got special treatment when he was given a new heart at age 71 on Saturday.

Cheney had the operation in Falls Church, Virginia, at the same place where he received an implanted heart pump in July 2010.

One heart failure specialist at the University of Pennsylvania says the fact that Cheney received the transplant at his age after having five heart attacks and numerous procedures "shows he didn't get any favors."

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