Heart Failure Patients Seek 'Cheney Pump'Uploader: Menos 2 years ago Subscribe 10
Cheney received his new heart Saturday at a hospital in Falls Church, Va. The pump is placed in the abdomen. But the waiting time for heart transplants can be "quite long," said Abraham. Unlike bridge therapy, "destination therapy" keeps patients on an LVAD indefinitely. Mr Cheney returned to the White House after the medical exam and continued his work day. In , he underwent six hours of surgery on his legs to repair a kind of aneurysm, a ballooning weak spot in an artery that can burst if left untreated.