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People as we have been telling you this -- former Vice President Dick Cheney is in the hospital since Friday undergoing tests after telling doctors.
He wasn't feeling very well.
Cheney has a long history of heart trouble including five heart attack since it was just 37 years old so.
What is fact might doctors be looking for joining me now is doctor Marc Siegel.
A member of our Fox News medical eighteen and a Fox News medical contributor and we want to start off by saying that we're not gonna speculate here.
I would ask the question is if any of us were walking into the emergency room or maybe -- a visit with the doctor and work feeling well.
But we had his history his history is -- first catch us up on that.
-- that's a great point because when you have a history like this to put you into another category we we have to be more vigilant.
And you can have a lot of aids symptoms that we're not sure what to make up and we have to go right in on that if you have a history like this 1978.
Was his first heart attack.
That was a big when he supposedly stop smoking at that point.
He's had five heart attacks he's had a -- a bypass surgery he's had angioplasty and stents which is a tiny metal cylinder we've talked about.
Put into one of his -- his -- heart attack was in February and it was a very small one.
Which means that there may be more hard at risk that's one of the reasons they would be vigilant he's got an implantable defibrillator he said he really is they've got a really really monitor very closely.
All right now as I have -- -- the spokesperson there is not any particular chest pain or pain of any kind that we know up or any particular.
Ache that he's complaining that we just know quote unquote he said he wasn't feeling well -- was that.
An appointment with his doctor but for all those reasons you say they would be cautious.
You know and another thing I wanna point out -- -- is it can be something like indigestion or.
Muscle -- -- may be totally innocent but you don't wanna take a chance with the human heart.
Because the heart itself.
These arteries that feed the heart are so tiny that would stretch -- them to the limit as it is.
You know the other thing I wanna point I was about prevention someone in vice president Cheney's condition.
Probably probably on -- -- to keep its cholesterol down on platelet drugs like aspirin Plavix.
To keep his from forming clots this is what a person and his condition would probably do the less stressed about her and the more exercise the better.
Yet you know I've heard the term -- heart disease what is it and that from what you know not speculating but what you know about the former vice president sister doesn't apply.
Here you know I would figure would and I think it's exactly the term.
That we would use for him because strangely enough there's this there's a group of people that they start to get -- aggressive.
And you can get rid of that you know he could stop smoking you can change your lifestyle.
But they get more and more disease and and you have to watch some very closest and -- a what he -- have a tendency to that it may be genetic.
And you say that that no matter what also there are plenty of ways out there and again we don't know if this is related to his previous heart troubles.
But for the rest of us there are plenty of things out there to help us live very normal lives and it is still the number one killer heart disease that you say it can be chronic it doesn't have to be.
You know something that does not -- -- Paris both of those things are true over 700000 people die of heart disease United States every year number one killer at the same time.
We've kind of converted it into a chronic disease as we're seeing what the former vice president.
Where -- can have a -- where you can take great medications to keep them going it's a miracle what we've done for heart disease and sit on your fault he's young.
Yeah he's young and I have a prediction that is gonna do quite well and I'm really glad that we're being very vigilant with him everybody here which is in the best you about it doctor Marc Siegel thank you so much -- --
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