Former US VP Cheney hospitalised

WASHINGTON: Former US vice president Dick Cheney, who has a long history of heart problems, was hospitalised on Monday after experiencing chest pains, his office said. He was “resting comfortably” at George Washington University Hospital in the US capital and his doctors were evaluating the situation, his office said in a statement.

Hospital doctors told NBC News that the former vice president was stable and may receive additional treatment today. Cheney, 69, apparently received an angiogram test so that doctors could look into his coronary arteries, and that the results showed he may need more treatment. “We don’t know what the plan is,” one physician told NBC News. Cheney has had four heart attacks since 1978.