The Washington Post Oct. 18 story about Former Vice President Dick Cheney reads like an episode from the television show, "Homeland," aired several years after the event occurred. Cheney had a heart device installed in 2007 that had a wireless function. He instructed his cardiologist Dr. Jonathan Reiner to actually disable the wireless part of the device because he feared for his own safety, considering that a terrorist might possibly use this function to try to assassinate him.
Did you watch the similar episode of "Homeland?" Well, Dick Cheney certainly did. According to The Washington Post, he recently told 60 Minutes:
“I found it credible,” Cheney tells “60 Minutes” in a segment to be aired Sunday. “I know from the experience we had, and the necessity for adjusting my own device, that it was an accurate portrayal of what was possible.”
Cheney has had a heart condition since he was quite young, having had five heart attacks. He recently had a heart transplant at the age of 71 which has been successful from all indications.
There was a constant conversation about his health while in office. His cardiologist had been very concerned about his well-being during the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Dick Cheney and Dr. Jonathan Reiner are promoting their new jointly-written book entitled, “Heart: An American Medical Odyssey.”
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