Cheney Avoids Hospital Stay

Brian Zick

Ben Feller for AP reports WASHINGTON - Doctors discovered a blood clot in Vice President Dick Cheney's left leg Monday, a condition that could be fatal if left untreated. The 66-year-old Cheney, who has a history of heart problems, will be treated with blood-thinning medication for several months, said spokeswoman Lea Anne McBride. She said Cheney visited his doctor's office in Washington after feeling minor discomfort in his calf. (…) Cheney returned to the White House after the medical exam and continued his work day. "He'll maintain his regular schedule," McBride said. "He feels fine." Dr. Jennifer Heller, director of the Johns Hopkins Vein Center in Baltimore, said it was good news for Cheney that he wasn't hospitalized. But I'm sure they could have found a bed for him at Walter Reed.

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