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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-24-10 02:55 PM
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How Does Dick Cheney's Ticker Keep On Ticking?
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(Feb. 24) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released from the hospital this morning, after being admitted Monday because of chest pain that turned out to be a mild heart attack. It's yet another mar on Cheney's already spotty medical track record, and it begs an obvious question: How much more can one man's heart take?.....

...This latest heart attack is the fifth for Cheney, 69. He suffered his first in 1978, when he was only 37 years old. Three subsequent heart attacks occurred before Cheney became vice president in 2001 -- two in the 1980s, and one in 2000.
That is a lot of cardiac trauma for any person to endure, but in Cheney's case his resilience may be as much a result of getting top-flight, personalized medical care 24/7 as it is benefiting from advances in heart treatment and his own lifestyle change....

...."He's had high-quality medical care and insurance, probably through most of his life," said Dr. Albert Wu at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. "That's probably Cheney's largest advantage.";;;

...Cheney's medical support has been similarly -- if not more - intensive than that of other former American leaders. "I've got a doc with me 24 hours a day who watches me very carefully. There's one outside there now," he said in 2003. "He's part of the entourage that supports me."...

So there's what money can get you.
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  -How Does Dick Cheney's Ticker Keep On Ticking? madmom  Feb-24-10 02:55 PM   #0 
  - Lots of government-supplied Health Care.  catbyte   Feb-24-10 02:57 PM   #1 
  - It's a shame he didn't employ Conrad Murray as his private doc  woodsprite   Feb-24-10 03:00 PM   #2 
  - It is the steady diet of kittens and puppies.  Alias Dictus Tyrant   Feb-24-10 03:03 PM   #3 
  - He's more machine now than man.....  marmar   Feb-24-10 03:04 PM   #4 
  - zombie  piratefish08   Feb-24-10 03:04 PM   #5 
  - He'll die too  malaise   Feb-24-10 03:04 PM   #6 
  - Unicorn blood  gratuitous   Feb-24-10 03:04 PM   #7 
  - It has something to do with virgin teens and goats blood  lame54   Feb-24-10 03:07 PM   #8 
  - Cheney's going to live forever.  lpbk2713   Feb-24-10 03:29 PM   #9 
  - Pat Robertson said he cut a deal with the devil. True story.  Tommy_Carcetti   Feb-24-10 03:30 PM   #10 
  - Only the good die young. Apparently evil, rat bastard, pig-fuckers live forever.  11 Bravo   Feb-24-10 03:50 PM   #11 
  - Disney, he's an animatronic, he went haywire and kept singing "It's A Small World"  Stevenmarc   Feb-24-10 03:59 PM   #12 
  - Divine intervention from the prince of darkness. knr nt  Union Yes   Feb-24-10 04:06 PM   #13 
  - It's a scientific fact - good people die young and fucking pricks live forever!!!!  Initech   Feb-24-10 04:18 PM   #14 
  - I think Satan has made it indistructible.  Bitwit1234   Feb-24-10 04:23 PM   #15 

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