Dick Cheney released after health scare
Monday, January 9, 2006
Tests on the Vice President indicated that his symptoms weren't related to his extensive history of heart disase, a White House spokesperson said. Doctors eventually determined that he was "retaining fluid as a result of anti-inflammatory medication he has been taking for a foot problem," and was prescribed a diuretic. He was released from the hospital around 7:30am, and returned to work on Monday afternoon after resting at his home.
Doctors say that an anti-inflammatory prescribed to him for an operation on his foot may have played a role in the health scare. He was seen Friday using a cane.
Cheney has had a history of heart-related issues for several years and recently had a pacemaker implanted.
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