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Former Vice President Dick Cheney was scheduled to speak at a fund raiser for speaker Boehner tomorrow here in DC.
Look at this flyer that's -- -- today by former Bush Administration official -- -- who said there's no way Cheney would have made this commitment if he knew.
He would be getting a heart transplant which suggests that a heart became available and he was rushed to the hospital.
Is that anyone year old former vice president at its first heart attack in 1978.
At age 37 an -- -- 2010.
Get a left ventricular assist device implanted to help pump blood through his body.
And because of that device the former vice president thought he might be able to do without a heart transplant.
The equipment that I -- was originally put together.
Has -- transitional device to.
Keep somebody going until they could get a transplant.
Now it's gotten good enough a lot of people live on for years.
I haven't made a decision when I'm -- be yet.
A year after a heart transplant patients have an 88% survival rate.
Five years -- patients have a 75%.
Survival rate ten years after that number falls to 56%.
And today we found out what the former vice president's doctors should be looking for.
The thing we have to worry about now is the next 24 to 48 hours infection kidney failure stroked and then finally rejection.
But you know what -- so modern medical care hopefully he's going to -- for many minimally.
-- the vice president nor his family know the donor's identity right now but they say that there forever grateful for the life saving gift.
In Washington Peter Doocy Fox News.
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