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Figuring -- for Vice President Dick Cheney author of the new book heart.
And American medical -- so most people don't have the intense party she she had what -- they -- -- take from this book well what we tried to do is is.
Talk about that story of the last 35 -- forty years when developments in the medical world have reduced the incidence of death from heart disease but some fifty or 60%.
Most of the things to say my life pending been invented when I had that first heart attack in 1978.
You had five heart attacks five heart attacks one episode a sudden cardiac arrest.
Mannerisms and my -- stance and my heart.
You know heart transplant at the end 2002 up bottom line Cleveland clinic was having a conference and innovation in cardiology a couple of years ago.
They invited me becomes a patient because I was the guy that virtually everything done and as our -- okay.
When these things happening you -- -- freight.
First time around.
The first heart attack or was.
In terms of there you wake up -- 37 years older in the hospital we've had a heart attack.
Sharp it's it's disturbing if you will.
Humble over time we learn to live without it it's not to the point -- in the book and partisan about this is there.
It's hopeful you can have coroner disease heart disease and and -- -- relatively normal life I certainly did.
When you got the heart transplant we -- full when you went -- for that operation that's that's it no I was hopeful wanted to holistic look at the hard part was the operation for that.
Do you fear death.
Do I feared death I didn't feel that way when I faced it when I got to the point where I was near death I guess I was.
Talk about it in the book and -- -- and and stayed -- through your mind hearts.
Is so weak it's no longer providing blood supply the kidneys -- -- what analysts had hours ago.
-- I was a -- I do believe I am.
So -- piece and you did you put your hands in god or how did you look at that it was still a matter that I had thought for a long time that eventually.
The technology in my time would run out.
And after a long and productive life -- -- the end of my days and you accepted that and I accepted that.
OK so that is a big component and I believe of -- when you're not.
Your mind isn't fighting your body -- -- you -- whatever happens you're OK with -- do you get into that at all about -- I described going through that process described talking to my to multifamily about the fact about what I wanted to have done.
-- terms -- final arrangements.
Transplant -- Person who donated it.
Do you want to say who -- Who that person and I don't know.
We don't know.
Interestingly enough they don't tell you there's a process you can go through through a third party.
And if both the donor's family and the recipient wants to make a connection.
There's a way to do that he knew that they don't encourage it up -- when -- came out from under the anesthetic after the transplant and I was in the -- The family.
Of the donors just been through terrible tragedy and just lost somebody.
Yes and so that the that the match at that point is this radically different I've never.
Don't know anything other than praised the donor every chance I get and encourage people to be donors but I don't know details about I don't.
You know I've followed you for many years and you look very good in person on and on talking about for these two inches away from me I mean -- you look robust real healthy.
That added I believe it is a miracle at these kinds of things can happen when you look a hundred years ago in the air and ground and -- is not even close.
Do you believe that you're here for a purpose do you believe that all of this did all of these things -- you've been through.
I can't say that bill.
I am grateful for their prayers offered by a lot of people for my family that stood by me through some very and a tough and difficult days for a donor.
Four the wonders of modern American health care.
Home but I can't say it would be an ego trip of some kind I think for media.
Say well I'm here for a purpose you know god means for me to do so.
-- Are you done as far as public service is concerned I believe so because President Bush.
Told me that he doesn't want to get involved anymore speak out -- it.
You do speak out and -- I have strong feelings and I think it's helpful and useful -- me and makes me feel -- occasionally to say what I think about what's going on.
You in the president we're demonized by the national media become pretty intensely would -- set.
Pretty intensely -- I didn't expect anything else.
Do you think that that will that the Republican Party will eventually -- issue and and bring you back as somebody who is.
Was right or point you are you looking for that kind of redemption no.
Not -- -- -- people all the time who say thank you.
Yeah I suppose my critics aren't the ones that come up and take land them and -- -- from us this but I'm I'm very delighted to have the opportunity mr.
and I enjoyed it had a million -- -- Com last question is the American press corrupting your opinion.
Seriously misguided you know there are some elements out there like fox like your show.
Home that I think are seriously objective and reflective of what I think a lot of Americans believe.
I do find that the mainstream media often times is what I consider off base -- has a bias is your reason.
I don't know that there's a reason some kind of conspiracy I don't believe that necessarily.
I think there are the large parts of our society including the stomachs and our educational system colleges and universities -- mainstream media Hollywood.
That do in fact have a significant bias towards the left and I think they've accumulated over time.
A lot of influence in areas that.
-- -- where we're changing country we are.
All right mr.
vice president pleasure to have you in here and I hope you come back violence -- be with you okay.
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