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Cheney older, waited longer than average for heart transplant
Rooters ^ | Mar 25, 2012 7:22pm EDT | Julie Steenhuysen and Debra Sherman

Posted on 03/25/2012 4:49:32 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman

At 71, former Vice President Dick Cheney was older than average for a heart transplant, but doctors said on Sunday that advances in care have made it possible for older patients to still be good transplant candidates.

And not only was he older than the typical patient, but he waited longer than average as well -- 20 months vs six months to a year.

Doctors said Cheney must have been...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cheney; cheneyhealth; healthcare; heart; hearttransplant; seniors
Good article addressing the age issues and the length of time the Dick Cheney waited (longer than most).
1 posted on 03/25/2012 4:49:39 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: Outlaw Woman

What’s a lib to do? Can’t wait to dance on Cheney’s grave....


2 posted on 03/25/2012 4:52:24 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn't recognize Cyber's omniscience. -- sergeantdave)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Under Obamacare, Cheney would still be waiting— and may not have ever gotten his transplant if the “death panels” had taken root.


3 posted on 03/25/2012 4:56:17 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: Cyber Liberty

Yeah...may this new heart give Dick Cheney another 50 years to torment the crap out of them. He doesn’t even have to say anything, just be around is enough to drive them into spasms.


4 posted on 03/25/2012 4:57:11 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Hmm...lucky he didn’t chance waiting until SCOTUS decided...ya think maybe, just maybe the death panel would have ruled against Cheney getting that heart?


5 posted on 03/25/2012 4:59:49 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Outlaw Woman
You would think Cheney having a change of heart would be a good thing in the progressive community.
6 posted on 03/25/2012 4:59:55 PM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Some liberal sites comments are expressing frustration that Dick Cheney got a heart transplant.

Now we see this story that suggests he was too old at age 71 to get a transplant. Next we undoubtedly will hear that Cheney took healthcare resources from sicker or poorer people.

This is the mindset which will set up “death panels”. Some bureaucrat under Obamacare would have decided if Dick Cheney is allowed to have this life saving surgery, not his doctors, family, and himself.

Were liberals outraged when Sarah Palin talked of death panels, because they were shocked anyone could think of such a thing? Or were liberals outraged because that was the plan, but liberals didn’t want anyone to know that?


7 posted on 03/25/2012 4:59:55 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Outlaw Woman

You know, I just love this culture.

Where every decision is displayed in the national media and then dissected for being appropriate (or not).


8 posted on 03/25/2012 5:01:13 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: Outlaw Woman

God Bless Him. He’s had such a difficulties
with his heart condition for a long time. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, I wish him Godspeed in his recovery.


9 posted on 03/25/2012 5:03:20 PM PDT by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Sarah proven correct, again.

The DNC will push for death panels.


10 posted on 03/25/2012 5:04:24 PM PDT by NoLibZone (When will Obama call Trayvon's mom? He was quick to call Sandra Fluke.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

They were outraged because she EXPOSED them, and all their evil, to the light of day.


11 posted on 03/25/2012 5:05:22 PM PDT by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: Outlaw Woman

crap headline....


12 posted on 03/25/2012 5:11:50 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: Glenn

Nahh..Not with Dick Cheney. As one of the MSLSD madmen said: they should rip his heart out, play football with it and then stuff it back in him. Cute huh?


13 posted on 03/25/2012 5:12:07 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Outlaw Woman

He may have beeen on a list for 20 months, but the guy has needed a new heart since he was pretty young...most of his life.


14 posted on 03/25/2012 5:12:20 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: stylin19a

whatever


15 posted on 03/25/2012 5:14:32 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Yeah you’re right. Hope this gives him a new lease on a normal life.


16 posted on 03/25/2012 5:17:17 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Cyber Liberty
I hope the news of this caused anguish. deep in the empty wasteland of the liberal soul. I hope they screamed, like they will be doing the night it is learned that there is a new AMERICAN BORN PRESIDENT. 6 months after the Supreme's said, health care premiums forced on a free people is wrong.

A hat trick, 3 goals. Unanswered - America

17 posted on 03/25/2012 5:23:18 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: sauropod

This was posted to counter the speculative article by ABC that was posted earlier.


18 posted on 03/25/2012 5:23:43 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: GVnana
They were outraged because she EXPOSED them, and all their evil, to the light of day.

EXACTLY!

Congratulations Dick Cheney!

19 posted on 03/25/2012 5:28:05 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Outlaw Woman
My wife's family has been intimately involved in the heart transplant miracle.

Her brother was one of the early recipients of an LVAD pump, at a time that the technology was in its early stages. The pump was too big for the cavity in his abdomen and he had several problems with closing the incision. He spent almost the whole last year of his life awaiting a transplant. He died six years ago.

Four years ago, my wife's sister had a deteriorating heart condition that only a transplant would recify. She did receive a transplant from a young donor and our family has lived through the roller coaster of emotions from the anxiety of being told of a possible match of a donor to the disappointment of later learning that it was a no-go. This happened several times.

To those not familiar with the procedure (as we were not) there is only a four hour window to evaluate the condition of the deceased donor; matching the critical factors including DNA markers; transporting members of the transplant team to the location of the donor and removing the donor heart; transporting the heart to the hospital for the recipient; verifying that the heart is still good and then removing the deseased heart and performing the transplant.

She recently celebrated the fourth anniversary of the successful operation. Our family has been given a window into this remarkable achievement of the Medical Profession and we pray daily for all those dedicated individuals who perform and support this path to a quality life for very ill people.

A reading of this experience is described in Heartfelt: A Journey Through Transplantation.
20 posted on 03/25/2012 5:34:26 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: leprechaun9

That is quite an account. Thank you for sharing it. It is indeed a miracle and one that will probably disappear if this monstrosity of a healthcare plan is not struck down.


21 posted on 03/25/2012 5:43:30 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Outlaw Woman
One lamestream media article added that there were x- amount of people waiting for transplants, which gave the impression he cut in line. IMO Which wasn't true.
22 posted on 03/25/2012 5:49:25 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Liberals will someday be on a ‘death panel list’ thanks to 0bamao, and it won’t make any different when your old and useless with no money, because it won’t matter to a dick-tater if your a D or R.


23 posted on 03/25/2012 5:55:36 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Next we undoubtedly will hear that Cheney took healthcare resources from sicker or poorer people.

That has already happened. The doctor who consulted or something like that with Cheney when he was VP questioned that it would be interesting "to know who didn't get a transplant" at Cheney's expense. I kid you not...I think I saw it on ABC this morning.

24 posted on 03/25/2012 6:19:09 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Yeah, hope he isn't paying any attention to the some of the nastiness. This article was pretty objective imo. It explained everything pretty clearly about what was involved in this. I didn't pick up on any libtard jabs.
25 posted on 03/25/2012 6:26:42 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Hey, OW!

Ever think of among all the living pols, it’s but Cheney and Newt that turns Dems into meltdown material?

Ricky, 2012

Not.

/s

God be with Cheney.


26 posted on 03/25/2012 6:28:41 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

My husband has been reading Cheney’s book a little each morning. He tells me things. It’s pretty good, maybe a little boring, but informative.


27 posted on 03/25/2012 6:40:58 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

My husband has been reading Cheney’s book a little each morning. He tells me things. It’s pretty good, maybe a little boring, but informative.


28 posted on 03/25/2012 6:41:13 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: leprechaun9

Thanks so much, my husband is a heart transplant recipient, it will be two years in June, he was on the transplant list for two weeks, which shows how much the averages vary. I would also like to add some additional Information. The LVAD procedure is very difficult and the recovery time is long. If a person is on the transplant list and undergoes LVAD, they are automatically removed from the list for six months and are not eligible for a transplant, until they are reevaluated. Ths reevaluation can change their need status, or grade which can change every three months. As you know it is a very complex system. I doubt vey seriously that VP Cheney was on a continual list for 20 months as A1 status, the highest need grade. Some transplant hospitals also are willing to do transplants with less than perfect donor hearts, which may also be the case with a recipient who is older and their heart or LVAD is deteriorating rapidly and no other alternative.


29 posted on 03/25/2012 6:51:55 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Outlaw Woman
How long did Ted Kennedy have to wait for his brain surgery? -PJ
30 posted on 03/25/2012 6:53:17 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Outlaw Woman
How long did Ted Kennedy have to wait for his brain surgery? -PJ
31 posted on 03/25/2012 6:53:49 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Glenn

You would think Cheney having a change of heart would be a good thing in the progressive community.”

Good line.


32 posted on 03/25/2012 7:08:22 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: GVnana

You and I wish Mr. Cheney well, and for his speedy & full recovery, but just you wait.

Within hours the DU & Occupy crowd will be posting comments of incredible murderous hatred against this good man.

If they hate him, they hate us. Civil War II is on the way.


33 posted on 03/25/2012 8:15:12 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: Outlaw Woman
Durn. Maybe if he had gotten this transplant two years ago he could have run for President. Then Obama and the leftist swine would really be pooping their drawers.
34 posted on 03/25/2012 8:49:56 PM PDT by Cheburashka (It's legal to be out at night in spacesuits, even carrying a rag dolly. Cops hauled us in anyway.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
How long did Ted Kennedy have to wait for his brain surgery? -PJ

77 tragic years.
35 posted on 03/25/2012 8:53:04 PM PDT by Cheburashka (It's legal to be out at night in spacesuits, even carrying a rag dolly. Cops hauled us in anyway.)
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