MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s long-running battle with heart disease also traces the evolution of cardiovascular medical technologies.
The New York Times traced Cheney’s heart history as it correlated to important milestones in medicine, from his 1st heart attack at age 37 to the heart transplant he received last month.
Cheney was one of the relatively early recipients of quadruple bypass surgery in 1988 and a cardiac stent in 2000.
He’s also had angioplasty to clear his coronary arteries and was previously a combination pacemaker defibrillator to protect against abnormal heart rhythms, according to the paper.
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