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Former VP Dick Cheney had 'mild heart attack'

In this photo released by ABC, former Vice President Dick Cheney is interviewed on ABC's This Week in Washington Sunday Feb. 14, 2010. (Fred Watkins)

February 23, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Former Vice President Dick Cheney had a "mild heart attack" and will be released from the hospital in the next day or two, according to Cheney's office.

Cheney was taken to George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., on Monday afternoon after experiencing chest pain.

Cheney, 69, has a long history of heart problems. The heart attack is his fifth since the age of 37.